New larger office for Berrys on Shrewsbury Business Park

Published November 1st, 2016

Leading property, business and planning advisers Berrys is moving next year to a new, larger office building on Shrewsbury Business Park.

Alaska Property Group, in partnership with Shropshire Council, is developing Shrewsbury Business Park as the county’s leading office location and building has already commenced for Berrys’ new office building on Phase 2 of the site. Phase 2 is the latest phase of development in the Business Park with £1.5m being invested in new infrastructure and a new access point from Wenlock Road. The recently finished Co-op Foodstore is due to open on the new phase on November 11.

To date, total private sector investment in the Park has been over £50m delivering 250,000 sq ft of floor space and creating more than 1,200 jobs.

Alan Hay, Managing Director of Alaska Property Group, said: “Berrys were already occupiers of a smaller building on the Park and there is no better vote of confidence than for them to expand in the same location.”

From left: Alan Hay, Alaska Property Group; Matt Anwyl ,Berrys; Chris Jones, Berrys; Chris Hill, Shropshire Council

From left: Alan Hay, Alaska Property Group; Matt Anwyl ,Berrys; Chris Jones, Berrys; Chris Hill, Shropshire Council

Berrys will occupy about 10,000 sq ft in this £1.5m development, overlooking one of the ponds on the Park. It will house their valuation, planning, estate agency, professional services and architectural departments and includes break-out space for staff.

Chris Jones and Matthew Anwyl of Berrys said: “As Berrys’ specialisms have broadened, so has the team. Staff numbers at the Shrewsbury office have been growing rapidly for a number of years and continue to do so. So it was time for us to find new premises which were more fitting to our staff and clients’ needs.

“Alaska’s development allowed us to do that within Shrewsbury Business Park, meaning that none of the benefits of our current office space were lost (parking, good accessibility from the motorway network), and we could also benefit from an office with more space for our growing team and a better quality of facilities for our visiting clients.”

Steve Charmley, Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council, and Cabinet member for business and economy, said: “This investment is a wonderful sign of the confidence people and businesses have in Shrewsbury and Shropshire as an excellent place to do business. We have worked with Alaska for many years, and we’re pleased to see another project come to fruition after so much hard work has been undertaken behind the scenes.”

For more information contact Alan Hay at 07850 787676 or email or contact Chris Jones at Berrys on 01743 271697 email

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More about Chris Jones

Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 267063
Mobile: 07970 408516

Chris is from a Shropshire farming background and has more than two decades of experience in providing advice to landowners and farmers since joining Berrys Shrewsbury office in 1991 following completion of his studies in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Surveyors and a Deputy Valuer to the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation as well as being an RICS Registered Valuer. Chris has been an equity Partner since 2000.

Chris specialises in freehold sales & purchases of agricultural property and development land, planning & development, property management, compensation & compulsory purchase, property valuations to include expert witness in rural property, Agricultural Holdings advice under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 & Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, he also specialises in Basic Payment matters.