Bright future for booming Markham Vale business park

Markham Vale business park, off Junction 29a, near Bolsover.
Markham Vale business park, off Junction 29a, near Bolsover.

Developers say they have enjoyed an unprecedented year of activity at one of the East Midlands most prominent commerce sites.

Henry Boot Developments has appointed six different contractors to build at the Markham Vale business park, off Junction 29a, at Bolsover, and it has announced speculative building proposals and five major deals in 2014.

The site has now commissioned a total of £30 million in construction projects on the 200 acre business park.

Henry Boot Developments spokesman Edward Hutchinson said: “Markham Vale is an attractive location for a variety of occupiers which includes specialist distributors and manufacturers and supporting retail and offices requirements.

“The design and specification for each plot vary and it has proved successful for us to appoint contractors able to deliver the most competitive solution.”

Henry Boot Developments and Derbyshire County Council transformed the former Markham Vale colliery site in a joint venture to create the business park.

More than 200,000sq ft is under development to make way for new occupiers. In the last year, Henry Boot secured deals with Ready Egg Products for a new 34,700sq ft food processing plant, a Holdsworth Foods 17,900sq ft cold store, a deal with Euro Garages with a Shell petrol station and HGV facilities and other deals include a SPAR, Subway, Greggs, a Starbucks and a Marstons pub. In the autumn, it secured Gould Alloys for a 50,000sq ft deal and agreed terms with inspirepac to build a 100,250sq ft production facility. Many contractors have completed projects and Henry Boot has a framework of contractors for 2015. Further deals are in negotiations which could see the East site at full occupation so Henry Boot can bring forward plans for development of 80 acres on Markham Vale North.