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Clowes welcome FHP Property Consultants as joint agents at Dove Valley Park, Foston.

Clowes welcome FHP Property Consultants as joint agents at Dove Valley Park, Foston.

Marc Freeman, Development Director at Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd has appointed FHP Property Consultants as joint agents with Carter Jonas at Dove Valley Park in Foston, South Derbyshire.

Joint agents will be marketing design and build opportunities ranging from 24,000sq ft to 132,000sq ft on a leasehold or freehold basis at Dove Valley Park (DVP).

DVP has seen considerable investment and development over the years and is already home to established occupiers including Top Hat, JCB, Müller, Futaba Ltd and GXO.

Recently, international property investment and asset management company, Hines took ownership of a large 190,000sq ft industrial/distribution warehouse with ancillary office space, they subsequently committed to two more units at DVP.

Separately, DVP has also welcomed a large bottling plant to serve supermarket giant Lidl. Hailed as the “largest single investment in South Derbyshire since Toyota” the 50,000sq m water processing, bottling and distribution site is reportedly set to create hundreds of jobs, with a reported investment of more than £50 million.

Terninex Flexibles, part of OGM Holdings, have secured a purpose built 46,000sq ft, state of the art premises featuring production, warehousing and research and development facilities. The building, which is nearing practical completion, will include advanced sustainable energy systems to recover heat for re-use, and solar panels for generating power to operate the factory. OGM Holdings is aiming to create the most sustainable, low carbon footprint, flexible packaging factory in the UK.

Despite such heavy investments, there remains a limited number of design and build plots available on an all enquires basis. Planning consent has been granted by South Derbyshire District Council for buildings ranging in size from 24,000sq ft to 132,000sq ft.

Tim Gilbertson, Director at FHP Property Consultants commented,

“We are delighted to come on board with the marketing of Dove Valley Park with Carter Jonas and create further interest in this outstanding scheme. 

DVP is not your ‘run of the mill’ design and build site and our longstanding clients, Clowes Developments, are more than happy to both sell or rent bespoke buildings, creating opportunities for occupiers who can sometimes be frustrated at the lack of freehold purchase opportunities elsewhere in the region, particularly when we have availability of space from as little as 24,000sq ft up to 132,000sq ft.

Our aim here is to continue to raise the profile of this site further, not just amongst local occupiers who should be more than aware of the availability of opportunities here but further afield to occupiers throughout the East and West Midlands who can take advantage of the site’s attractive wage rates, fabulous location in the heart of the Midlands which provides access to over 48 million people within a 4 hour drive.  With site infrastructure and all main services installed and ready to go, I am sure that we will be able to create interest in opportunities both to buy and rent at DVP.”

Nick Waddington, Partner at Carter Jonas added,

“Following on from the conclusion of the successful deal with Hines to deliver three speculative units of 113,000sq ft - 196,000sq ft it is great to see that Clowes have also now successfully achieved detailed planning consent on the remaining plots at Dove Valley Park. These plots can deliver a range of unit sizes from 24,000sq ft – 132,000sq ft on either a lease hold or free hold design and build basis. We look forward to collaborating with FHP to bring further investment to the business park."

Interested parties are invited to contact Tim Gilbertson, FHP via or Nick Waddington, Cartas Jonas via for more information.

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