A DEVELOPER which wants to create a new trade park in Swansea said national firms were showing interest.
Days Property Holdings’ plans for the nine-acre site comprise two drive-thrus, 17 new or refurbished trade units – including a large one suitable for a builders’ merchant – a marketing suite and 212 parking spaces.
Its planning application for the Swansea East Trade Park development, off Clase Road, Swansea Enterprise Park, is now being assessed by Swansea Council officers.
The motor dealership company bought the vacant land from the council for just under £2 million, and plans to use the marketing suite to showcase electric vehicles.
A spokesman for Days Property Holdings said it had completed the various surveys and studies required. He added: “We have had interest in both of the drive-thrus from national providers.”
The scheme is being marketed by Cardiff-based EJ Hales.
A transport assessment on behalf of Days said there was a main cycle route and bus stop within 150m and 65m respectively of the site, which is around three miles from the city centre, but said most people would arrive by car.
The study modelled the likely comings and goings of vehicles and forecast an hourly peak of 267 traffic movements from noon to 1pm on Saturdays.
It concluded that the local road network experienced congestion at busy times but that Swansea East Trade Park would have a “marginal” additional impact.
A flood assessment said the trade park would have a low flooding risk but recommended that occupiers signed up to Natural Resources Wales’s flood warning service and that measures such as raised electric sockets and tiled flooring were considered.