Bruntwood Announces Office Expansion Plans at Booths Park, Knutsford
Details to be unveiled at public exhibition on 11th July 2013
Property company Bruntwood is proposing to expand its commercial space at Booths Park in Knutsford and is inviting businesses and local residents to views its plans.
Located on Chelford Road, Booths Park has been owned by Bruntwood since 2004 and incorporates more than 80 office suites, including the now modernised Georgian manor house Booths Hall. It is home to a wide range of high value, knowledge based companies including global organisations AMEC, Mastercard and Alstom Power.
Family-owned Bruntwood is proposing to increase the space with three new office buildings totalling 17,500 sq m to be constructed on brownfield land currently used as a car park. Offering additional underground car parking spaces, the new offices would provide tenants with flexible space and could accommodate potentially up to a further 1,300 employees.
A new bus route is also planned, enabling staff members to travel – for free – from Booths park into Knutsford town centre, in addition to the bicycles which staff can borrow to get around the site.
Before submitting the planning application, Bruntwood is inviting the local community to view and discuss its proposal at a public exhibition on Thursday, 11th July from 5pm – 8pm at St. John’s Church Centre, Church Hill in Knutsford town centre.
Visuals of the proposed new offices will be on display and members of the project team on hand to answer any questions. Comments forms will also be provided so people can provide their feedback.
Chris Roberts, development director at Bruntwood said: “Expanding the site will enable us to meet the growing demand for high-quality office space in this area, as well as ensuring that major employers and key knowledge based industries remain in Knutsford.
“Booths Park is currently fully let and we know there is demand for expansion from existing businesses, as well as from companies wanting to move in. We already have around 60 companies from a variety of sectors, such as technology, energy and engineering and we are keen that this knowledge economy is catered for here.”
“The public exhibition is an opportunity for businesses as well as local residents to ask questions, view the plans and give their thoughts on the proposal. We hope that members of the community will be able to visit us on the 11th July and look forward to meeting them.”
Subject to the feedback received during the consultation, Bruntwood is aiming to submit its planning application later this summer.