A £30M DEVELOPMENT set to bring 750 jobs to Southampton is on track for completion in May 2018.

Crucial road improvements giving access to the South Central development in Test Lane, Nursling have now been completed meaning building work can start on the 11-acre site which will be home to three huge industrial units .

Commercial property specialists Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), joint letting agents for the site with JLL, report high levels of interest in the new units which are close to the docks and motorway links.

Adrian Whitfield, industrial & logistics director at the Southampton office of LSH, said: “South Central is an entirely speculative scheme, the first of its size adjacent to the docks for around a decade, and its development demonstrates a huge amount of confidence in the south’s economy.

“That confidence was justified – we have already seen encouraging levels of interest from potential occupiers due to the quality of the units and their prime location, and we expect this to increase as the completion date draws near.”

South Central is being developed by Peel Logistics Property, whose funding partner for the project is Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP.

Simon Letts, leader of Southampton City Council said: “II am not surprised at the high level of interest in this very well located site and the city looks forward to welcoming new occupiers and the employment they will bring to the city.”