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New Countryside factory set to create 100 jobs

Updated on Friday 26 June 2020, 9:21 AM

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Housebuilder and urban regeneration specialist Countryside Properties has leased a 359,305 sq ft purpose-built manufacturing facility from Mountpark Logistics at its Mountpark Bardon II scheme in Leicestershire.

Countryside plans to use the building to make its advanced modular panel system that will deliver around 3,250 new homes a year for the company’s three Midlands regions when the factory is fully operational. The facility will create over 100 jobs, including apprenticeships for the local area.

“We aim to build 6,000 modular homes a year by 2023 and this new facility is an important part of our development strategy,” said Countryside director Les Brown. “Mountpark Bardon II is centrally located, close to Junction 22 of the M1 motorway, so we will be in an ideal position to deliver components to our sites across the Midlands.”

The new Countryside facility will be the second building at Mountpark Bardon II, where the company recently completed a 579,160 sq ft national distribution centre for VF Corporation.

Tom Kilmister, development director, Mountpark UK & Ireland, said: “Pressure on UK housing supply is well documented and Countryside’s pre-fabricated housing strategy offers an exciting and innovative solution. We look forward to welcoming the company to Mountpark Bardon II and working with the team to deliver a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will accommodate Countryside’s growth plans.”

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