Derbyshire’s flagship regeneration scheme, Markham Vale, has rounded off another successful year, completing 112,000 sq ft of new business space during 2018.

Markham Vale is a 200-acre industrial and logistics development located at Junction 29a of the M1 in Derbyshire, a joint venture between Derbyshire County Council and Henry Boot Developments (HBD). It offers a unique opportunity for businesses seeking direct motorway access coupled with high-quality, purpose-built premises.

New occupiers include Sterigenics with 69,000 sq ft and Grangers International, who took another sizeable building at 43,000 sq ft. November saw Protec International exchange contracts for 52,500 sq ft, creating a further 20 new jobs at the site.

HBD also secured planning permission for a 55,000 sq ft speculative unit, which will be brought forward in early 2019.

Vivienne Clements, Director at Henry Boot Developments (HBD), said: “We’ve seen another incredible year at Markham Vale, welcoming more successful, innovative businesses that will no doubt thrive in their new home. We work hard to deliver new buildings to tight timescales, while maintaining the very highest quality – the calibre of occupier we continue to attract to Markham Vale is very much testament to that commitment. We’re very proud of how the scheme has taken shape so far.”

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Councillor Tony King, said: “2018 has been another fantastic year for Markham Vale and it has been great to welcome many new businesses to the site which have created jobs for local people and will play a key role in boosting Derbyshire’s economy.

“Markham’s excellent location continues to attract a range of businesses and we’re looking forward to a successful 2019.”

Markham Vale can accommodate a variety of units from 15,000 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft. Additional retail and hotel plots are also available on Markham Vale West.