Major jobs boost for Redditch on the cards as John Truslove brings landmark site to market

One of Redditch’s most recognisable landmark sites is being brought to market by Worcestershire’s top commercial property agents John Truslove with a price tag of £5.5 million.

The 6.3 acre commercial development opportunity at 13A & B Ravensbank Drive, Redditch, is best known for the highly visible tall radio mast and satellite dish array which dominates the end of the Coventry Highway.

The site is expected to attract national and international interest and has the capacity to create dozens of new jobs for the town.

It is next to the Redditch Gateway speculative development where Amazon has agreed to take a new 534,000 sq ft building on Phase One. Work has now begun on the second and final phase of the development.

Ian Parker, joint managing director of John Truslove, said: “The site comprises an obsolete data centre that was built by British Leyland, later Rover, in the 1970s but it has passed through a number of owners.

“Up until recently, it was owned by the well known AT&T Istel, a major employer in the Redditch area in the 1980s and 1990s, but is now owned Dawn UK Holdco Ltd, an American company that operates data centres in the US.”

He pointed out that there is virtually no land for sale in a market that is crying out for more stock.

“We believe that such is the demand for sites like this, that we will receive both regional and national interest from developers and occupiers.

“The site is just off the A435 which leads directly to the Portway junction 3 of the M42 which feeds into the M40, M6, M5 and the national motorway network.

“It also provides fast access to Birmingham International Airport and the national railway network to London and all major cities.”

He added that the site is so well known locally and will be a welcome addition to available employment land.

“This one of the biggest and most strategic site sales in the Midlands for some time, and we are anticipating strong interest from a number of suitors.”

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For more information, contact:

John Truslove, Daralbee House, Archer Road, Redditch, B98 8DJ

01527 584242

Editor’s Notes

Redditch-based chartered surveyors and valuers John Truslove was established by John Truslove in 1981 and has become the market leading independent agent for commercial property in North Worcestershire and North Warwickshire as well as the wider West Midlands.

John Truslove has been named top commercial property agency in Worcestershire again – for the third year in a row. The company, now in its 42nd year, left the competition standing.

In 2022, John Truslove signed off 77 deals, more than all the other top five agents in Worcestershire combined. And in Warwickshire, John Truslove ranked fifth.

The figures are revealed in the latest EG Radius On-Demand Rankings, the property trade national league table of commercial agents. It follows on the success from 2020 and 2021 when the firm was named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire for two years in a row in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.

Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.

Issued by Andy Skinner of ASAP PR, mobile 07990 978257.