Grantham

Grantham business and leisure hub could create 75 jobs

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Plans for a new business park, filling station and coffee drive-thru promise to create a number of new jobs in Grantham.

The Mill Hill Development proposals lodged with South Kesteven District Council also include a builder’s merchants, cafe or restaurant space, office units, parking for 133 vehicles and an engineering dispatch building.

If approved, the 4.7 acre (1.9 hectares) mixed-use development site would be built at the junction of Harlaxton Road and Trent Road in Grantham.

Artists’ Impression: John Halton Design Ltd

Applicants said in their plans: “The site has a long-standing allocation for employment development purposes, but has now become truly available for comprehensive development.

“Direct employment from the development is estimated to be 75 full time equivalent jobs, of which 37 full time equivalent jobs are estimated to be new jobs created for the economy.

Artists’ Impression: John Halton Design Ltd

Artists’ Impression: John Halton Design Ltd

“Additionally, construction is estimated to result in an additional 10 full time equivalent jobs.”

Savills has been appointed as the agent for this scheme. Victor Ktori, head of office at Savills Nottingham said: “This is a major development in a prime gateway location which is crucial to the town.

“The site provides critical mass at this important junction where we have already seen a number of recent openings including KFC, Costa Coffee and Burger King.

Artists’ Impression: John Halton Design Ltd

“The shortage of good quality stock has been instrumental to unlocking the pent up demand in Grantham, where existing firms are having to operate, in some cases, out of older properties which do not meet the needs of modern day businesses. This will also encourage inward investment, from neighbouring towns.

“As a result, we have already had a significant level of interest in the scheme and agreed pre-let terms with a number of occupiers.”