Origin3, on behalf of MSF Filton – a joint venture between Marcol and the St Francis Group – has submitted a detailed planning application for over 1m sq ft of mixed-use development on the former Rolls-Royce site in Filton, south Gloucestershire.
1 June 2015
The 65-acre site, which sits on the A38 trunk road between Bristol and Gloucester, received outline consent in 2009 for 1,211,715 sq ft of offices, industrial, storage and distribution space, plus hotel. This permission was later extended for a further three years in 2012.
It is anticipated that work will commence on the former Rolls-Royce East Works site, which is earmarked for employment, by the end of 2015.
Gareth Williams of MSF Filton, said: “The delivery of this site is an important part of the economic strategy for the area and will help create a substantial number of new jobs across a range of sectors.”
The plans include 57,701 sq m (621,093 sq ft) of industrial and distribution units, 21,770 sq m (234,332 sq ft) of offices, plus a 9,258 sq m (99,653 sq ft) hotel as well as car dealerships and ancillary space.
Rolls-Royce moved from the East Works site to a new custom-built facility across the road in October 2008.