International Food Science Park

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Head Office: +44 (0) 1905 362 300   |   London Office: +44 (0) 203 8701 645   |  

International Food Science Park

Location

Redditch

Client

Oakland International Ltd.

Value

£200M+

Services
  • - Masterplanning
  • - Landscape Architecture

The concept for an International Food Science Park was conceived by Dean Attwell, CEO of a successful family-run business that specialises in food storage and distribution solutions for major retailers.
The vision is to create a sustainable, carbon-neutral, full supply-chain International Food Science Park with the synergy of food producers, retailers and distributors, educational and training facilities and research and development on one site.

This unique proposition underpinned with a Passivhaus approach, embedded solar power and heat exchangers offers huge carbon savings and logistical efficiencies with a calculated reduction to the carbon footprint of 85%.

Birmingham/West Midlands is currently undergoing an unprecedented period of economic growth and, outside of London, is the top performing city in the UK.

Project Benefits

  • Assisted with the visionary ambitions of the client garnering local and national support - that accords with an unprecedented drive for sustainable economic growth in the West Midlands to bring investment and long term change to the area.
  • A challenging site being policy driven and promoted through the Bromsgrove Local Plan - with political support from the Local Authorities, LEP and Business Secretary and to be subject to Green Belt Review.
  • Meeting the development need with a sensitive environmental response - Nature lies at the heart of the development embedding the synergy between natural systems, sustainable drainage, renewable technology and green networks.
  • Landscape-led sustainable development - The strategic masterplan has been sensitivity designed in relation to the site’s locality responding to existing field patterns and retaining all hedgerows and woodland.

Project Overview

The International Food Science Park covers an area of 200 hectares and has the capacity to deliver over 1.5 million square feet of floor space phased over 25 years. Sitting at the heart of the West Midlands motorway network it is ideally placed for the logistical movement of goods around the country.

One engaged with national decision makers and attracted support from the Birmingham, Solihull LEP and Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, who are fully behind businesses that drive the economy forward with innovation and sound investment.

We are currently working at a strategic level with 60% of the site providing multi-functional Green Infrastructure within which sit development functions, zones, movement routes, land parcels and development phases. A clear set of design principals underpin the masterplan to support the next design stage.