New commercial developments, like the North East's AirView Park next to Newcastle International Airport, could not have predicted the year that lay ahead at the beginning of 2020 the year that lay ahead at the beginning of 2020.
However, as 2021 gets off to a similar start, albeit with slightly different lockdown restrictions in part, companies including Tynexe Commercial Ltd, the developers behind the scheme, continue to drive forward with confidence and optimism, delivering opportunities for businesses who may be in a position to plan (and potentially build) now, ready for the recovery. The 175,000 sq ft development has already attracted a well-known anchor tenant. Construction resumed on Bellway plc’s purpose-built HQ in June of last year, and AirView Park officially welcomed the national homebuilder in August when work on the 21,000 sq ft building was complete.
Other positive signs were welcomed too despite the pandemic including the airport welcoming back business routes to London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Dusseldorf and Paris. This saw additional commercial property enquiries despite a very unpredictable and unstable market, with businesses considering out-of-town locations and national companies looking to the North East as a strategic base.
Mike Clark of Tynexe Commercial Ltd, explained, “We could never have predicted last year to turn out the way it has, and despite the situation which the country is still facing, we’re looking ahead this year with the same determination and optimism. “AirView Park is in a very fortunate position, offering a prime location for road and air connectivity. For commercial schemes like ours only partly out of the ground, it also provides a lot of flexibility, and those businesses in a fortunate enough position to do so can potentially kick-start their long-term plans, build for the future now, and reap the rewards later down the line.
“Despite everything, there’s also an underlying confidence here in the North East and we’re continuing to work closely with a number of potential occupiers to deliver the second phase of the scheme later this year.”
AirView Park offers Enterprise Zone status and can deliver bespoke, design-led office buildings for individual organisations. For details contact Angus White at Naylors Gavin Black on t: 0191 211 1551, e: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.airviewpark.co.uk