High quality, modern business accommodation and facilities ensured Hitchcocks Business Park took a top prize at a recent awards ceremony.

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Awards recognise the most inspirational initiatives and developments in land, real estate, construction and infrastructure in the south west region, and their impact on local communities. Hitchcocks Business Park’s accolade was achieved in the commercial category, announced at a ceremony last night (17 May).

The 25-acre business park is situated just off junction 27 of the M5 making it ideally suited for distribution businesses.

One of three business parks in the south west owned by the same local landowner and developer, the facility has seen a highly successful year, letting more than 70,000 sq ft of warehouse accommodation which has provided valuable job opportunities for Mid Devon.

Richard Persey, owner of Hitchcocks Business Park, said: “We are delighted to have received the prestigious commercial award from the RICS in recognition of the high quality, modern business accommodation and facilities at Hitchcocks Business Park.

“It is rewarding to have the care and attention that we place on ensuring we create the correct premises for our tenants, ensuring they meet their present needs, but also give them the scope to expand as their businesses grow”

Tim Western, director at JLL in Exeter, who are acting agents for Hitchcocks Business Park, said: “It’s fantastic recognition for Hitchcocks Business Park, an excellent example of a project that has been delivered in the right way and in response to what the market needs. We’ll shortly be submitting a planning application to extend it, which will be great for the local and regional economy.”