December 1, 2016

Work starts on first new business park for 10 years

Work has begun on the first new business centre development for more than a decade on the giant 160-acre Solstice Park, at Amesbury.

The 36-unit Bluestone Centre is being developed by Salisbury-based Nationwide Engineering Group.

A first phase of 12 brand new units – ranging from 1,485 sq ft to 2,270 sq ft – is due for completion by Spring 2017.

They are suitable for office, light industrial and warehouse use.
Property consultancy Myddelton & Major has been instructed to market the Bluestone Centre units either for sale or letting.

Myddelton & Major Partner Philip Holford said: “ This exciting new development presents small businesses with an excellent opportunity to establish themselves and grow at the region’s best located business park.  I am sure there will be a tremendous amount of interest in the units, which will be built to a high specification and situated close to established facilities on the Business Park.

“It is a significant moment for Wiltshire as it is the first new business centre development at Solstice Park since the Beacon Centre in 2005.

“This is excellent news for the local economy as jobs are likely to be created and also for businesses which have been seeking suitable premises without success.

“Groundworks on the site have already started and we are set for a fast build on this project with the units ready for occupation by Spring 2017.”

Freehold prices and rents are available on application to Salisbury-based Myddelton & Major on 01722 337577.

Nationwide Engineering Operations Director Tim Evans said: “This area has been crying out for a new-build business park for some time and we felt the opportunity to develop Bluestone was too good to miss.

“The South Wiltshire area offers excellent employment prospects with 131,630 people of employment age within a 30-minute drive and we know demand for purpose-built, modern commercial units has been outstripping supply.”

Solstice Park, Amesbury, just nine miles north of Salisbury, has good links to the motorway network via the A303/M3 to London and to the north via the A34 to the M4 and M40.

The Bluestone Centre – named after ancient stones at nearby Stonehenge – is on Sun Rise Way, which forms part of the 160-acre mixed use park.

Myddelton & Major was named the most active agency in Wiltshire in 2016 for the fifth year running by Estates Gazette, the weekly and online magazine of the UK commercial property industry.

Contact Myddelton & Major for more details and viewings on 01722 337577 or visit