Doddington Road Industrial

Overview

Doddington Road Industrial Character Area (view detailed map) is located close to the bypass on the outskirts of the city and is predominantly a light industrial area that has become increasingly popular with office developments and service uses since around the turn of the twenty-first century.

The area is a predominantly flat area situated to the south west of the city centre whose use has been heavily influenced by its proximity to the bypass and the availability of large plots of land. Access has been a key consideration in the development of the area and as a result there are two main roads providing access into several cul-de-sacs and larger individual units. There are also several large junctions, big enough to cater for large vehicles and heavy flows of traffic at peak times. As a result vitality in the area varies depending on the time of day but is particularly quiet at night.

The area is dominated by a series of light industrial developments built mainly during the Modern Period [1968-2009 AD], although a small number of industrial units in the east of the area were constructed in the late Post-War Period [1946-1966 AD]. Industrial development has overwritten much of the former rural landscape; however, some traces of earlier activity remain evident.

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Office accommodation with car park to the front for ease of access built from yellow and redbrick with three vertical lines of windows on the left hand side of the building.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.2041, -0.60625)
Character Area Type: Industrial
Location: City fringe
Predominant Period: Early Modern (1350 to 1750 AD)
Secondary Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Medium