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Howdens planning new store on Glastonbury business park

A new business has set its sights on the Morlands Enterprise Park in Glastonbury.

Joinery company Howdens have announced they are applying for planning permission for a new 8,000 sq ft trade counter and an additional 7,500 sq ft of units near Screwfix.

The company has a turnover of over £850m and currently runs 509 depots across the UK, employing about 6,000 people in manufacturing, sourcing, logistics and depots.

The company have already signed an agreement on a 15-year-lease, which will start when the buildings are finished.

Paul Hobbs, director at independent commercial property adviser GVA, agents for owners Cubex Land, said: "This is a great opportunity for the town and the wider area to encourage growth and generate the long promised new employment.

"The remaining land is somewhat a clean sheet for occupiers to create their own building solutions and we hope that the can–do attitude from Cubex will generate further successes in due course.

"With the forthcoming development of a new Tesco store adjacent to Morlands and the popularity of the nearby Clarks Factory Village at Street, the location can only go from strength to strength now these deals are done.

"In addition to the 7,500 sq ft of proposed trade units we now have just three acres of serviced land left for development."

Source : Central Somerset Gazette via

14 July 2012

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