Property team help Godwin Developments secure prime commercial site in Staffordshire

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Published: 18th November 2021
Area: Commercial Development

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Godwin developments secure new site

Our associate Ben Darlow has worked with developer Godwin on another significant land purchase in Uttoxeter. 

Godwin Developments have secured a prime site in Uttoxeter which it intends to transform into a brand-new commercial development for the Staffordshire market town. Godwin Developments are an experienced national property developer with a focus on residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes, in partnership with the public and private sectors 

The Brookside Road site they have acquired is opposite Uttoxeter railway station which is used by over 165,000 people every year. With an estimated population of 20,000 also living within a three-mile radius and a high daily traffic count, the development will be well-placed to serve the local community, as well as commuters from the wider West Midlands region. 

The land - located near a brand-new 22,873 sq. ft. Lidl supermarket in Town Meadows Way that opened in October 2021 - is very well suited to a range of coffee, food-to-go and fast food operators and has the potential to create new jobs locally as well as deliver additional choice to residents, shoppers and passing traffic. Demand for takeaways and drive-thru restaurants has rapidly increased and was the fastest growing sector in the first half of 2021, providing convenience to consumers to access their favourite offerings. 

Nikesh Solanki, Development Manager at Godwin Developments, said: “We are thrilled to have secured this prominent site in Uttoxeter and we are looking forward to transforming it into a new commercial development.  

“Sitting opposite Uttoxeter railway station and near the A518 – which connects Uttoxeter to Telford, in Shropshire, via Stafford and Newport – the site benefits from a busy and highly visible location, providing the perfect spot for a commercial operator to reach not just local customers but also those from further afield.” 

Our property team provided legal advice on the deal. 

Ben Darlow said: “We’ve been working with the Godwin Development team for more than five years and have seen them grow their portfolio with great success during this time. Commercial space used for food and drink is definitely on the up and demand from consumers and operators is growing. We look forward to seeing the project come to fruition.” 

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