Second phase of flagship Newport innovation park completes
Morris Property has completed the second phase of Telford & Wrekin Council’s innovative 25-acre agricultural technology park, Ni.PARK, in Newport.
Phase two of the multi-million-pound scheme includes three energy efficient units each covering 10,000 sq ft in landscaped grounds.
The scheme has a focus on sustainability, incorporating electric vehicle charging points, solar panels on the roofs, sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) and ecological enhancements to reduce environmental impact.
Phase two was built over 36 weeks and sits adjacent to the initial 24 starter units, which were completed by the leading property developer in 2021.
The phase two milestone was marked with a handover event attended by Councillor Nathan England (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Customer Service and Governance, the Council’s Senior Surveyor Catherine Hawksworth and Morris Property’s Construction Manager Steve Flavell.
Keys are now ready for prospective tenants working in the fast-growing agri-tech sector with the units at Ni.PARK being retained within the Council’s Property Investment Portfolio.
Steve Flavell, Construction Manager at Morris Property, said: “We are delighted to reach completion of this innovative project and proud to have been selected to partner with Telford & Wrekin Council to deliver the first two phases of this major agricultural technology park.
“Businesses are already thriving in the starter units and we wish the new tenants the best of luck in their new homes.
Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Place (the economy & neighbourhood services) said: “We are delighted to see phase two at Ni.PARK complete which is the latest milestone in the project.
“Ni.PARK has already become a strong agri-tech centre and these latest units are in a prime location in the UK and the perfect place for companies to do national and international business from.
“Larger units are now available to let on the site which we hope lead to significant business take-up and generate the same interest as those units which were delivered during phase one of the project.”
Councillor Nathan England (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Customer Service and Governance, added: “This is great news for Newport and the completion of phase two paves the way for more agri-tech businesses to locate to the area.
“The latest units are being delivered using the Council’s Growth Fund will be retained within our property investment portfolio, delivering jobs and generating business rates which can be reinvested back into business infrastructure and other vital Telford and Wrekin frontline services.”
To make an enquiry about the three new units at Ni.PARK, please call Telford & Wrekin Council’s Estates and Investments team on 01952 384333 or visit www.estatesandinvestments.co.uk
Photo: (L-r): Telford & Wrekin Council’s Senior Surveyor Catherine Hawksworth, Councillor Nathan England (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, Customer Service and Governance, Morris Property Site Manager Dave Fletcher and Morris Property Construction Manager Steve Flavell.
Notes to editor
Ni.PARK is a key element in the Newport Innovation and Enterprise Package funded jointly by Telford & Wrekin Council, the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and Homes England and delivered in partnership with Harper Adams University.