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Richborough Estates launches commercial division

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7 February 2023

Land promoter Richborough Estates, which has offices in Bristol and Birmingham, has launched a new commercial division to answer increasing demand for consented land for business use.

Nick Jones has been appointed Group Director of the division, moving from his role as Midlands’ Regional Director.

The changes come weeks after the company signed a landowner promotion agreement to bring forward a major 65-acre site on Lichfield Road adjoining Junction 9 on the M42.

Located just 800 metres from Hams Hall Distribution Park, the land has the potential to deliver over 750,000 sq ft of Industrial & logistics space.

Paul Campbell, Chief Executive of Richborough Estates, said: “This exciting opportunity to bring forward a major industrial and logistics development  is the latest in a string of commercial schemes in our portfolio, so the launch of our new commercial division is a natural evolution for us.

“Since forming in 2003, Richborough’s main focus has been on promoting land for new residential sites. But we’re also promoting over 500 acres of consented land for industrial and logistics, employment, mixed-use, retail and leisure uses.

“We’re delighted to be strengthening our offering for landowners while answering increasing demand from commercial developers looking for high quality, build ready land with planning permission.

“Nick Jones is the perfect fit to take the helm due to his extensive experience of planning and development as well as his contacts in the commercial property world.”

Nick Jones added: “Richborough is one of the first land promoters to diversify with a dedicated commercial land division and I’m thrilled to be heading it up.

“In particular we have seen a real surge in demand for industrial and logistics space due to the rise of online retail and introduction of new energy efficiency standards for buildings."


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Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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