Boost for jobs in Exmouth as new Liverton Park units attract businesses
PUBLISHED: 06:30 09 October 2016
© Guy Newman
More new jobs are set to be created in Exmouth, thanks to the expansion of the town's Liverton Business Park.
The Journal last week announced the opening of the new Harpford Units at the business park, owned and managed by Clinton Devon Estates (CDE).
A CDE spokesman said that since then the new units had already attracted significant interest from a number of potential new tenants, particularly from local businesses looking for room to expand their operations, leading to the creation of a number of new jobs.
The majority of enquiries were from businesses which had trade counters or required space for light assembly and manufacturing.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of six new business units.
Lord Clinton, from Clinton Devon Estates, and Exmouth’s mayor, Councillor Brian Cole, cut a green ribbon to mark the opening of the Harpford Units in front of guests.
The business park is already home to a wide range of local, regional and national businesses. Among the newest arrivals are The Range and Home Bargains, which have created dozens of jobs between them.
Leigh Rix, CDE’s head of property and land, said: “We have invested in the development of the Harpford Units to create important new employment space for growing businesses in Exmouth.
“We’re pleased to say that we’re about to take reservations on two of the six Harpford Units, which have generally received a huge amount of positive interest from local companies looking to expand.”
Four of the new units are 1,250 sq ft (116m2) and two are 2,500 sq ft (232m2) with roller doors, ample parking and an option for a counter and mezzanine floor.
For more information on Liverton and the new units, see www.livertonbusinesspark.co.uk