Onyx Business Parks commits to delivering Phase Two at Exeter Skypark


| Lewis Watts

Ground-level CGI view of the entrance to SkyPark 2, development from Onyx Business Parks, radiating a warm and lively ambiance with occupants in the foreground, capturing the vibrant community within.
Ground-level CGI view of the entrance to SkyPark 2, development from Onyx Business Parks, radiating a warm and lively ambiance with occupants in the foreground, capturing the vibrant community within.

Onyx Business Parks delivering phase two at Skypark

Onyx Business Parks and Devon County Council have completed the latest land deal at Skypark near Exeter in a development described as a “massive vote of confidence” in the local economy.

Onyx Business Parks’ Phase Two at Skypark will see the construction of 36 high quality, modern business units, providing over 40,000 square feet of multi-functional commercial space.

This development is expected to support 132 construction jobs and generate over 288 highly skilled new jobs.

The award-winning developer’s decision to proceed with Skypark came after a high level in enquiries for commercial space from the success of Phase One.

Onyx Business Parks newly appointed sales manager, Lewis Watts says “We have been encouraged by the number of enquiries we’ve received indicating positivity in the South West Business Market”.

In keeping with Skypark’s vision of sustainability aims, the development will include solar PV, EV charging points, covered bicycle storage, and insulated panel technology, with the build meeting the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ benchmark.

Councillor Rufus Gilbert, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery and Skills, says: “We are delighted to work with Onyx Business Parks to enable them to develop a high-quality business park at Skypark. This is a massive vote of confidence in our local economy and it’s extremely encouraging to see Onyx Business Parks demonstrating its commitment to economic recovery in the county. There’s a lack of small units in Devon so this development will help meet that demand and provide businesses, both existing and start-ups, with the opportunity to grow and bounce back from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Councillor Paul Arnott, Chair of Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone Board and Leader of East Devon District Council, said: “This second phase of commercial units from Onyx Business Parks are a welcome addition to Skypark and will complement the other three sites in our Enterprise Zone.  These new units will provide much-needed space for small and medium sized businesses, creating more opportunities for high value jobs. I’m delighted to see the planned sustainability credentials which will underpin our vision for clean growth and support our transition to zero carbon.” 

Skypark, which is part of the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, is one of the South West’s most significant business park developments.

Freehold units will provide between 1,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet of space with the option of half or full-mezzanine floor.

Units are due to be completed in November 2024 and on sale from January 2024, providing a timely opportunity for businesses ready to grow and progress. They are ideal for a range of businesses, providing flexible layouts for occupants. What’s more, Skypark is part of the Exeter & East Devon Enterprise Zone, providing grant funding, infrastructure investment and simplified planning.

Charles Berry, Director of Onyx Business Parks comments “We’re committed to the development of smaller, multifunctional, feature-rich, commercial units in prime locations like Skypark providing convenience and quality to businesses looking to take their next step.”

Interested parties are invited to register their interest via www.onyxbusinessparks.com or by calling the dedicated sales office on 01392 640025.

About Onyx

Onyx Business Parks take pride in shaping the future of commercial, multifunctional spaces. Our commitment to innovation, flexibility, and community is unrivalled. With each project, we’re not just constructing buildings; we’re crafting thriving environments where businesses flourish.

We’re a team of forward-thinkers dedicated to exceeding customer expectations.

Innovation is in our DNA. It’s the driving force behind every blueprint, every design, and every development. With a legacy comprising 7 strategic sites and 161 completed units spanning the South West, we are creating the future of customisable, multifunctional commercial spaces. Whether you’re a startup dreaming big, an expanding enterprise, a visionary entrepreneur or a strategic investor, our spaces adapt to your unique needs. Reach out and let’s shape your future together.

About Skypark

Skypark is the South West’s most significant mixed use business park development combining office and industrial space, with hotel and local facilities in a landscaped environment. Located on the outskirts of Exeter it is the cornerstone employment site of the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone.

The development site extends to over 95 acres and benefits from excellent connectivity due to proximity to major transportation networks with it being located next to Exeter Airport, and within easy reach of Junction 29 of the M5 motorway,


Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone

With excellent transport links, new homes at the growing town of Cranbrook and outstanding coast and countryside nearby, the Zone encompasses the perfect work-life balance in East Devon.

Benefitting from over £100m infrastructure investment, our four complementary business parks have exemplar sustainability credentials and are home to incredible innovation addressing today’s challenges with clean growth. 

Coming soon: our Zero Carbon Grant Fund – designed to nurture demonstrator and challenger projects to reduce carbon emissions and support our Vision for Clean Growth. The Zone’s simplified planning scheme accelerates sustainable development, as well as being flexible and responsive to changing demands.

The vibrant city of Exeter, recognised for its world class education and good economic growth, is minutes away. The award-winning Clyst Valley Regional Park brings the best of health and wellbeing and best of all… it’s right on our doorstep.

Exeter & East Devon Enterprise Zone – Accelerating clean growth (eedez.com)

You can read the announcement from Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone here as well.

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