Travis Perkins to create 20 jobs with new depot at Worksop's Vesuvius site

Plans have been submitted for a Travis Perkins builder’s merchant facility at Worksop’s Vesuvius development, creating 20 jobs for the town.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 3:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 3:49 pm

CEG, a property development and investment company who put forward the proposals, said the business will further regenerate this brownfield site, deliver a new supply chain for existing local business and bring economic benefits to the area.

Will Moss, head of Acquisitions Midlands and South West for Travis Perkins plc, said: "We are delighted to be involved in this exciting new development, providing the opportunity for us to relocate to a new purpose built and modern branch.

"This new site will provide our customers with a significantly bigger, better and more accessible branch facility, offering a superior range of building material and landscaping products.”

An artist's impression of the new depot.

CEG is currently managing the regeneration of the Vesuvius site.

With planning permission for more than 200,000 sq ft of employment space, the multi-million-pound first phase of commercial development is due to complete this summer.

Providing multi-tenanted industrial units and retail space next to the recently opened Asda superstore, the first pre-let has already been agreed with Burger King.

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CEG has also recently obtained planning for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service for the construction of its new fire station at Vesuvius.

Lawrence Escott, investment manager at CEG, said: “Travis Perkins will be a welcome addition to the Vesuvius development, creating 20 new job opportunities on the site and will help to enhance and support the local supply chain.

“Vesuvius is fast becoming a thriving commercial destination. We are on site delivering the largest speculative scheme of this scale and quality in Worksop for many years and we continue to see strong interest in the space from well-known national trade and industrial occupiers alongside smaller, local businesses.”

In 2018, supported by D2N2, CEG delivered a £5.5million package of works to create a new roundabout and access road opening up the site, making it easily accessible from the A60 and A57.

D2N2 LEP chief executive officer, Sajeeda Rose said: “The Vesuvius site represents a landmark development for Worksop and the wider area. It’s great to see the Vesuvius development is attracting investors and businesses and unlocking opportunities for new jobs, supporting our collective ambitions to rebuild and grow our economy.”

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