Redsun Telford Land Deal development provides jobs boost

November 16, 2021

A Telford Land Deal project has paved the way for over 200 jobs providing a further boost to the Telford and Wrekin economy.

The Redsun property development at Halesfield 18, Telford is rapidly taking shape after construction work started in February.

The scheme, known as Pioneer Park, will comprise three energy-efficient buildings with the highest possible Energy Performance Rating of grade ‘A’ and offering 23,000 sq ft, 14,000 sq ft and 40,000 sq ft of space. 

Redsun acquired the 2 hectare site from Homes England, in a sale which was facilitated by Telford & Wrekin Council through the Telford Land Deal.

The project has already created employment opportunities in a variety of site delivery roles and will continue to do so as the build nears completion and jobs are secured for those that occupy the premises.

Under the Land Deal, a partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, Homes England and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the council has responsibility to bring forward the sites under the Deal and de-risk them providing ‘shovel ready’ sites available for development.

Councillor David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Housing, Transport & Infrastructure, said: “The Telford Land Deal partnership has already created hundreds of jobs and provided employment for local people across a variety of sites.

“The development at Halesfield is another example of the employment opportunities that such projects are bringing to the area. 

“We are excited to see local, expanding companies move into the new facilities when they are complete.”

Redsun have extensive experience of delivering high quality industrial developments and Pioneer Park will provide top class, energy efficient facilities.

The site is a highly visible plot at the gateway to the Halesfield Industrial Estate surrounded on three sides by Halesfield 18, Halesfield 16 and the A4169. 

Lucy Blasdale, Development Director for Homes England, said: “As partner to Telford & Wrekin Council and the Marches LEP, Homes England is delighted to see the ongoing creation of jobs through this construction stage and as the future companies at Pioneer Park are announced and take up occupancy. 

“It is especially pleasing to see such high environmental standards being achieved by Redsun on this development.”

Mandy Thorn MBE, chair of the Marches LEP, said: “This is another tremendous success for the Land Deal and something which will benefit the whole region for years to come.

“We are delighted that our unique partnership with Homes England and Telford & Wrekin Council is delivering such positive and long-lasting results.” 

Image credit: Redsun

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The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has now ceased trading and transferred all its functions to Shropshire Council working with Telford & Wrekin Council and Herefordshire Council, in line with the UK Government's plans for devolution.

The Marches LEP was established in 2011 and hands over an impressive legacy from its 13-year life. In that time the LEP invested over £196m in projects across the Marches, securing in excess of £100m of match funding and supported more than 66,000 business interactions.

The schemes supported have made tangible differences to local communities, increasing skills, creating jobs and improving the physical appearance of many towns.

We would like to thank all the LEP Board Members who have given their time freely over the life of the LEP, as well as all the staff who worked for the LEP over the years. We also want to thank our delivery partners, local education providers and local, regional and national stakeholders who helped us achieve so much.

The Marches Growth Hub will continue to support businesses and will be managed by Shropshire Council, supported by Telford and Wrekin and Herefordshire Councils. Each of the three Local Authorities will also continue to provide direct business support locally. Details of this support will be available through the Marches Growth Hub website and from the Local Authorities directly. Website: | email:

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