A MAJOR Evesham transport firm has secured a deal to move its Davies Road business to the Vale Park next year.
The family-owned R Sinclair Transport, which was established by Ron Sinclair in 1947, has submitted an application to Wychavon District Council to build a new base for the firm on five acres of land on Vale Park to grow their operations and to help create more jobs.
R Sinclair have been based on Davies Road for the past 33 years and a move to the business park will allow them to build a brand new 80,000 sq ft distribution warehouse, together with a large yard and lorry wash.
The move to the Vale Park is dependent on planning chiefs giving the green light to proposals submitted by property and investment company, Helical Retail, to redevelop the current RST site on Davies Road into a retail park- with Aldi lined up to open a second store there.
Speaking to the Observer, Sean Sinclair, a Director at R Sinclair Transport, said: “A move to the Vale Park will be a lot better for us.
“At the moment we have to turn down some additional work as we have no more room at our Davies Road site, and the move to the Vale Park gives us a plan to take on additional work and look at the possibility of increasing the workforce.
“It’s something we’ve been trying to do for a while.”
If proposals are approved, the second Aldi store on the RST site would create about 40 full and part-time jobs.
A spokesperson for Aldi commented: “We are excited about the prospect of bringing a new Aldi store to this part of Evesham.
“Our plans represent a substantial investment that would contribute to the wider transformation of the site, and improve shopping choice for local residents.
“Our store at Swan Lane in the centre of Evesham is performing well, and a new store in this location would help increase our local offering in line with customer demand.”
“Our plans are at a very early stage at the moment, but we will keep people updated as we move forward.”