Eagle Business Park in Yaxley - where 11.5 acres of the 18 acre second phase of development is either complete or under construction - offers an opportunity for companies with a Peterborough-based workforce to reduce the need for commuting, according to Barker Storey Matthews (now part of Eddisons) who acts as the sole agent on industrial units there.

The commercial property agent is addressing local businesses in highlighting the convenience and quality of the available units, from 1,100 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft for sale or to let, at Eagle Business Park this autumn (2020).

 Barker Storey Matthews - whose headquarters is on Thorpe Road, close to Peterborough railway station - believes that revised attitudes to commuting and wider considerations of sustainability post-business lockdown will boost the appeal of ‘on the doorstep’, modern business accommodation to city companies operational in the industrial and trade counter sectors.

 To back up its belief, Barker Storey Matthews points to local firm, Ferndale Electronics whose own desire to reduce the need for commuting saw it relocate from being based at home in Yaxley to a unit at Enterprise Court, Eagle Business Park in 2017.

 As Jo Vaus-Lawson, Managing Director of the family run electronics firm, explained, “Living in Yaxley and having domestic commitments in the village, we needed a local base for the company from which to grow as our business expanded.

 “We invested in an industrial unit at Eagle Business Park two years before we were in a position to move Ferndale’s HQ there because we’d watched the Park’s growth in tandem with that of our own business’s success.

 “Following the conclusion of a short lease by another occupier, we set up Ferndale Electronics in the Enterprise Court unit in 2017 and we have never looked back.

 “It’s two minutes from our home in Yaxley to Broadway, where Eagle Business Park is located, and, in seeking a new family house move now, we’re determined to find a suitable property with an equally minimal commute.”

 Richard Jones, Director, Barker Storey Matthews, added, “Take-up of brand new units at Slater Court - one of Eagle Business Park’s latest schemes - during lockdown surpassed our expectations.

 “New attitudes to commuting are informing employers’ plans for recruiting and retaining employees.

 “These, combined with an appreciation of reduced running costs of modern units against older accommodation, give the latest Eagle Business Park units - at Slater Court, Crusader Court and Frankland Commerce Park - an advantage over much of Peterborough’s older industrial stock to local and regional employers whose recruitment reach is in the city’s area of influence.”

 The developer of Eagle Business Park is Barnack Estates UK Ltd.

 For more information about availability of industrial units for sale or to let at the latest phase of Eagle Business Park, Yaxley, Peterborough, contact Richard Jones at Barker Storey Matthews, tel 01733 897722, richard.jones@eddisons.com or see https://www.bsm.uk.com/property/industrial-property-yaxley/17019.