Work begins on site that will create 750 new jobs

Giles Babb, landord of The Blue Bell

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WORK has started at the site of a new development of industrial units in a scheme which will bring significant investment and an estimated 750 new jobs to the region.

The South Central development at Test Lane, Nursling, is the first speculative new industrial development close to the Port of Southampton in a decade and will create three new units with a combined value of over £30m.

Commercial property specialists Lambert Smith Hampton, the joint letting agents with JLL for the units, said the scale of the project signals market confidence in the continuing growth of the region’s economy.

Adrian Whitfield, industrial and logistics director at Lambert Smith Hampton, said: ‘We have already seen significant interest.’