- The 13 acre site had approximately 200,000 sq ft of industrial accommodation on it. Most of this space was vacant and had come to the end of its economic life when Manse purchased the site in November 2013.
- The site was in an area undergoing significant change. It is next door to a site that had permission for a Sainsbury’s supermarket and opposite a large site that was allocated in the Local Plan for 750 houses.
- A planning permission was granted in November 2014 for 112 houses, a pub restaurant and 10,000 sq ft of business space.
- Persimmon Homes purchased the land for residential development for c. £5.5m in June 2015 and the pub restaurant site sold for £0.4m in 2019.