Ground-breaking takes place at Kettering Business Park for new Salvation Army facilities

By January 14, 2020

Property investment and development company, Buccleuch Property, recently held a ground-breaking ceremony with new tenants, the Salvation Army Trading Company, and construction partner, Parkway, to celebrate their new facilities at Kettering Business Park which are now under construction.

The Salvation Army Trading Company has signed an agreement for lease on a state-of-the-art 56,500 sq ft regional distribution and recycling facility on the Business Park.  Currently the trading arm of the charity operates across two distinct sites in Kettering and Wellingborough, but the delivery of this new centre will enable them to consolidate operations and bring all staff under one roof.

Milton Keynes based contractors, Parkway are now officially underway with construction of the two-storey office block alongside the distribution and recycling centre with completion expected this summer. Significant design development was undertaken with the Salvation Army to ensure that the new facility met the strategic and environmental goals of the organisation in the short, medium and long term.   The development follows on from the recent completion on the Business Park of a new 75,000 sq ft warehouse for automotive interior specialists, IM Kelly.

Neil Finnie, Director at Buccleuch Property said:

“As the most established business park in Kettering, we have been extremely pleased to see such positive demand from companies looking to grow and expand their operations locally. The recent addition of the Salvation Army further reinforces that staff amenities and a high quality environment are important to occupiers and their employees.  We look forward to delivering a building that will support the charity’s growth ambitions for the future.”

Trevor Caffull, Managing Director at the Salvation Army Trading Company said:

“We have become a trusted partner to large corporations, supermarkets and local authorities across the UK. This new warehouse will see greater efficiencies and increased capacity, and help us to continue to manage large-volumes of donated textiles. We are thankful to have this opportunity to establish an operation in a prime location, and to continue to represent the good work of the Salvation Army within the local community and nationwide.”