Construction has started on a range of new business units on a Worcestershire industrial estate.
Regeneration specialist St. Modwen is building a total of 45,000 sq ft of units on the second phase of Great Western Business Park in Worcester with more than half the space split across six industrial units.
Building work is due to be finished by the end of the year while a new fire station, which makes up the other half of the second phase, will complete in early 2015.
Jonathan Green, development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: "Confidence is returning to the Worcester market, with business owners looking to take on additional space.
"With the first phase of Great Western Business Park fully occupied, there is a shortage of good quality employment space in the area so these units will respond to the upturn in our enquiries.
"Together with the new fire station, the new units are kick starting Phase 2 of Great Western Business Park which promises to boost inward investment and generate many new jobs."
Companies based at Phase 1 include Euro Car Parts, Materials Solutions, Nemesis GB, Andrew Page, Storage King and Altaras.
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