A new £30m industrial development in Southampton is taking shape.

Developer Peel Logistics Property invited guests to the South Central development at Test Lane on the outskirts of Southampton for a “big bang and bacon rolls” event to mark the first frames going up.

Frames for three new high-specification industrial units are now being erected following the completion of major road widening and improvement works at the 11-acre site.

The development is on track to be completed in May 2018 and it is anticipated that South Central will bring around 750 jobs to the region.

Funding for the project is coming from Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP.

The project offers three units measuring 39,075 sq ft, 49,965 sq ft and 116,895 sq ft.

Neil Dickinson, chief operating officer at Peel Logistics Property, said: “There is a lot of buzz around this scheme as we make rapid progress with the development, so this reception was a way of updating guests on the scheme and showing them that work is well under way as we look ahead to next year’s launch, and to welcoming our first occupiers.”

Leader of Southampton City Council, Councillor Simon Letts said: “It’s fantastic that Peel Logistics have the confidence in Southampton to take on the challenge of building much-needed industrial and warehouse accommodation.

“I am not surprised at the high level of interest in this very well-located dockside site and the city looks forward to welcoming the new occupiers and the employment they will bring to the city.”