A BUSINESS is set to expand into Evesham.

Squab Group, a storage, removals and van hire company will take up a new unit at Asparagus Point, Vale Park, creating five new jobs.

The company, which also has a facility in Leamington Spa and Daventry, has acquired a 15,000 sq ft freehold unit at the Park from landlord Hortons’ Estate.

Hortons is constructing the unit on behalf of Squab and it is scheduled for completion in December.

The Birmingham-based family-owned property company is also speculatively building a further 39,450 sq ft of space, comprising eight smaller units ranging in size from 3,500 sq ft – 6,000 sq ft, at Asparagus Point after it was granted planning permission by Wychavon District Council in April.

Richard Norgrove, property director at Hortons’ Estate, said: “Squab is a successful family –run business that is continuing to expand its footprint across the Midlands. For a business like Squab, which relies on having easy access to local transport networks, Asparagus Point couldn’t be better positioned.

“We recognise there is a need for smaller industrial units in the area, given the lack of good quality available space and pent-up demand from occupiers, so we are committing to build a number of additional units on the site, which will be ready for occupation before the end of the year.”

The company employs twenty-five people at its sites in Leamington and Daventry, with up to a further five additional jobs to be created at the new site in Evesham.

Emlyn Evans from Squab said: “Evesham is an exciting place to be setting up our new branch and Asparagus Point is situated on a well-established industrial park with good transport links to other parts of the region.”

Planners passed the £2.6 million application for eight units at the Asparagus Point. With other smaller units, not yet having buyers.

There will also be 92 car parking spaces.