Leading Property Consultancy Supports High-Quality, Sustainability-Led Employment Hub Become Step Closer To Fruition

05 December 2023

A leading property consultancy has provided market intelligence and detailed expert advice to support a high-quality, sustainability-led employment hub in Northamptonshire coming a step closer to fruition. 

UK property developer Godwin Developments has exchanged contracts with a consortium of landowners on a 54-acre site in Daventry.

Godwin Developments now intends to transform the site – known as ‘South East Gateway’ -into an industry-leading employment hub.

Property company Fisher German has advised Godwin throughout the process, providing in-depth market intelligence and insight to enable the property developer to prepare a comprehensive proposal for the land.

The site is well-positioned and offers strong transport links, being based off the A45 London Road and lying just six miles away from junction 16 of the M1. 32 acres of it also benefit from an existing allocation within the Daventry Local Plan for industrial, logistics and business use.

Fisher German will now act as a retained advisor and will continue to work with Godwin Developments to identify key occupiers for the proposed employment hub.

Rob Champion, Partner at Fisher German, said: “We are extremely pleased to see Godwin Developments secure South East Gateway after supporting them with the proposal for the land.

“This is a key site that benefits from a strong location and first-rate transport links, the majority of which has already been allocated for employment use in the Daventry Local Plan.

“We look forward to working with Godwin going forward and using our market knowledge and key connections to identify potential key occupiers as the planning process progresses.”

Marcus Phayer, Development Director, Industrial and Logistics at Godwin Developments, said: “We are really pleased to have secured this key employment site in Daventry. With its proximity to the town centre and the M1 motorway, as well as the Grade A specification we have in mind, we are certain it would attract strong interest from potential occupiers.

“We are keen to work closely with West Northamptonshire Council and local stakeholders and are targeting a planning submission for circa 500,000 square feet of employment space in the first half of 2024.”

Retained advisors alongside Fisher German will be CBRE, and Howkins and Harrison.