A commercial property specialist in Coventry has been appointed to market a new 93-acre office and warehouse development which could bring 2,000 jobs to the city.

City centre-based Shortland Horne has been instructed by developer St Modwen to help attract companies to its Whitley Business Park scheme, which is situated near to the junction of the A45 and A46.

The landmark development is centred round the retained Jaguar Engineering Centre, within 93 acres of a landscape setting.

Work is already well underway on the first phase – Lakeside – which features eight buildings of between 3,116 sq ft and 25,960sq ft.

David Penn, director of Shortland Horne Commercial, said the company’s blend of local knowledge and national contacts would help attract occupiers to the development.

He said: “This is a very significant scheme in the regeneration of Coventry and we are very pleased to be on board because we believe we can help to make the development a major success.

“St. Modwen is one of the most highly-regarded names in commercial development and they are transforming this into a scheme of which the whole city can be proud.

“It is very well located, has a good blend of office sizes to meet the needs of a variety of companies and, which is very important in this current climate, it is sustainable with a very good BREEAM environmental assessment rating,” Mr Penn added.

“There are further phases to follow and, once complete, the whole scheme will be a huge employment area for Coventry.”

Shortland Horne join Birmingham-based Savills as agents for the scheme.

John Dodds, of St Modwen, said: “We were looking to work with another agent here at Whitley Business Park and Shortland Horne fitted the bill perfectly.

“We are confident that over the coming weeks and months, we will start to see the scheme become a hub for a range of office-based businesses and warehouse and industrial operators.”

As well as the quality of the build and overall development of the site, Whitley Park is very well located.

It fronts the A45 Coventry Road and is just a few hundred yards from its junction with the A46.

The development is also within three minutes’ drive of Coventry City Centre and, therefore, just two miles from the train station. There are also shops, a hotel and gym nearby.

The M6 is just six miles from Whitley Park while Birmingham International is 11 miles away.

Mr Penn added: “St Modwen has created a commercial development that will stand the test of time and one that will be of huge significance to Coventry.”