Office Space Go-Ahead for Former RAF Base
The go-ahead for commercial property developer St Modwen to redevelop a former RAF base near Weston-super-Mare has been scheduled for spring 2011, paving the way for the creation of 6,000 sq. ft. of office space.
After concluding a deal with the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), owners of the site, St Modwen will transform the former home of the RAFΓÇÖs leading Radio School into Locking Parklands ΓÇô a ┬ú400m development that could eventually deliver 20,000 sq. ft. of office space, 100 homes and a 30,000 sq. ft. Innovation Centre.
”Locking Parklands is a key priority for us and our local partnersΓÇ¥ explained David Warburton, Head of Area at the HCA who have invested ┬ú2.5m in the first phase of the Development.
ΓÇ£Because of the wide range of benefits it deliversΓÇ¥ continued Warburton, ΓÇ£including new homes, job opportunities and space for businesses. It is fantastic news, for the local area and wider economy too, that work will now start to deliver these benefits.ΓÇ¥
If the first phase of Locking Parklands proves successful, it could lead to a wider, long-term development on the 200 acre site generating a total of 1,500 homes and nearly half a million sq. ft. of mix business and office space.