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Construction of units starts at Dorset Innovation Park

Construction of units starts at Dorset Innovation Park

Spetisbury Construction has started building work on six new industrial units at Dorset Innovation Park in Winfrith Newburgh, near Wool. Dorset Council recently appointed local Dorset firm Spetisbury Construction to build six industrial units, ranging from 200m2 to 600m2, funded by £4.4m from the Council’s capital budget. The Dorset Innovation

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Hörmann UK takes Panattoni Park Luton to the next level

Located on one of the most prominent and advantageous sites on the Southern M1, Panattoni Park Luton offers 414,000 sq. ft of prime logistics and manufacturing warehousing space. As the UK’s largest speculative developer, Panattoni continues to drive forward its commitment to producing smarter, faster developments that have the smallest

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Industrial Scheme Completed in Merseyside

An £8 million industrial scheme has been completed by Caddick Construction in Knowsley, Merseyside, boosting the provision of warehouse space in the area. The scheme called Element is part of a bigger development at Network Space’s Alchemy Business Park, which will provide three highly specified industrial warehouse units of 22,900

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South Wales Sees Largest Industrial Property Sale

A 190,000 sq ft former engineering works on a 10 acre site adjacent to the East Gate at Port of Newport has been purchased by ABP South Wales. The sale of the site, known locally as the Neptune Works, is believed to be the largest industrial property sale in South

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

Industrial

Construction of units starts at Dorset Innovation Park

Construction of units starts at Dorset Innovation Park

Spetisbury Construction has started building work on six new industrial units at Dorset Innovation Park in Winfrith Newburgh, near Wool. Dorset Council recently appointed local Dorset firm Spetisbury Construction to build six industrial units, ranging from 200m2 to 600m2, funded by £4.4m from the Council’s capital budget. The Dorset Innovation Park is Dorset’s only economic development site with Enterprise Zone status. The Park is developing as an advanced engineering cluster of excellence for the Southwest, building on its strengths in marine, defence, energy, and cyber-security. It offers office space, workshop facilities and fully serviced commercial employment land with benefits such as simplified planning, and full fibre accessibility. The park is home to a range of innovative businesses, including Qinetiq, Atlas, and Norco, plus the Ministry of Defence who have a presence at the Defence Battlelab situated on site. The new units provide an opportunity for further business to relocate to the park. Dorset Council has seen the number of businesses and employees on site grow over the last few years and has now invested in these units to support local business development. The units are due to completed in December 2024. Justin Ives, Managing Director of Spetisbury Construction, said: “Spetisbury Construction have worked alongside Dorset Council on numerous projects over the last 20 years and has been great to be involved in this most recent and exciting project. Our close work with the project team starting over a year ago has resulted in the development of the initial concept to a fully considered design. “The project has evolved and changed shape on several occasions to meet the needs of the target market however it is now great to be on site and into the construction phase. We look forward to delivering this project later in the year and on to future projects with the council’s team. Spetisbury Construction are a regional Chartered Building Company and are proud to be part of the Dorset Council Framework.” Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Plans submitted for £16m, 72,100 sq ft Grade A industrial and warehousing development in Bredbury, near Stockport

Chancerygate has submitted plans to speculatively build 72,140 sq ft of industrial and warehousing space in Bredbury, near Stockport. Called Cromwell Park, the proposed scheme will be located on a four-acre site in Bredbury Park Industrial Estate and comprise 10 Grade A leasehold units ranging from 1,927 sq ft to 22,001 sq ft. The projected gross development value is around £16m. The development site benefits from excellent access to the town centre and is less than one mile from junction 25 of the M60. Neighbouring occupiers include leading national bakery Allied Bakeries, international courier delivery services company TNT, carpet wholesaler Hadfields and chain manufacturer Renold Chains. Chancerygate development manager, Chris Brown, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to build on one of the last remaining undeveloped sites allocated for employment in the Stockport borough. “Our plans for Cromwell Park aim to meet the significant demand for high-quality, new-build industrial space that there is from businesses operating in and around Stockport and the wider North West. With planning now submitted, we are looking forward to working with Stockport Council to bring a much-needed, high specification industrial and warehousing development to Bredbury.” Agents for Cromwell Park are Williams Sillitoe and Cushman & Wakefield. You can learn more about Chancerygate’s live projects across the country here.

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Hörmann UK takes Panattoni Park Luton to the next level

Located on one of the most prominent and advantageous sites on the Southern M1, Panattoni Park Luton offers 414,000 sq. ft of prime logistics and manufacturing warehousing space. As the UK’s largest speculative developer, Panattoni continues to drive forward its commitment to producing smarter, faster developments that have the smallest carbon footprint possible, with Panattoni Park Luton being one of its most recent examples. The state-of-the-art development comprises of two separate units, with Hörmann UK supplying a total of 44 Loading Bays, including both Standard and Double Deck Docks, to provide potential occupiers with flexible loading solutions that will continue to meet their future needs. 10 of Hörmann UK’s Level Access Doors, 20 Fire Exit Doors and a range of additional safety devices have also been installed across the two warehouses. The innovations were specified by Panattoni to ensure it provides the highest standards in efficiency and functionality for a diverse range of supply chain operators. The development’s prime location poses an attractive proposition for potential occupiers, with London only 36 miles away and Luton Airport just a seven mile drive. UK major ports, including Felixstowe, London Gateway, Southampton and Dover, are also within easy HGV drive times, while a proposal for a new link road from junction 11a of the M1 to the A6 has also been approved. Unit 1, Luton 346, is available for immediate occupation and spans 346,000 sq. ft of warehousing space, featuring a clear internal height of 15 metres and 12,839 sq. ft of office area located over two floors. Chosen by Panattoni to provide potential occupiers with a premium offering, 38 of Hörmann UK’s Standard and Double Deck Loading Bays are installed throughout the warehouse, with each of the 34 Standard Loading Bays featuring a 3500mm long Dock Leveller with a 1000mm telescopic lip. This innovative design provides a safe working range above and below dock for maximum operational efficiency, while the tail lift slot covers prevent debris from collecting underneath, for enhanced service life. The bays have also been installed with Hörmann UK’s DTS collapsible Frame Shelter and Vertica Lift Sectional Doors, which are constructed using a unique thermal frame system that provides enhanced U-value ratings and increased operational efficiency. The four Double Deck Loading Bays also feature a 4500mm DTS-G Dock Shelter to facilitate the loading and unloading process for a diverse fleet of vehicles. This enables occupiers to transport goods in and out of the warehouse using larger double deck trucks, as well as standard sized heavy goods vehicles for optimum operational efficiency. For improved thermal performance, the Double Deck Docks are fitted with secondary electric roller blind top flaps to provide an efficient seal on smaller vehicles when using the bay. Eight of Hörmann UK’s vertical lift Level Access Doors have also been installed throughout Unit 1, along with 13 of its heavy duty Fire Exit Doors. The combination of these industrial solutions are designed to provide the highest levels of safety, efficiency and security throughout the entire unit. Fergie Taylor, Head of Development Delivery at Panattoni, said: “Since October 2017, Panattoni has committed to more than 8.5 million sq. ft of new projects within the UK, with a development value of £1 billion. The recent completion of Panattoni Park Luton fulfils our ambitions in delivering only the very best in warehousing solutions at key locations across the UK. “Our latest contract with Hörmann UK, which will continue its supply of products to key Panattoni developments throughout 2020 and 2021, will further drive our dedication to delivering the highest standards in quality and innovation for logistics solutions.” The second unit, Luton 69, spans 69,000 sq. ft and has already been occupied by a leading electrical supplier. Four of Hörmann UK’s Standard Dock Bays and two Double Deck Dock Bays are installed throughout the site, along with seven Fire Exit Doors and two Level Access Doors. Across both units, Hörmann UK’s resilient LED Vehicle Loading Lights have also been installed on each bay, along with rayon reinforced recycled tyre rubber dock buffers with wrap around 15mm steel face plates. This ensures all of the 44 loading bays offer the highest standards in safety, whilst subsequently streamlining the loading and unloading process for operators. Phil Thorpe, Industrial Division Manager at Hörmann UK, said: “As the largest developer of logistics facilities in Europe, Panattoni sets the pace within the industry for delivering first class warehousing solutions. We are extremely proud to be one of its leading suppliers of loading solutions, providing our durable and reliable technologies for a range of its high profile sites across the UK, including the recently completed Panattoni Park Luton.” To view Hörmann UK’s complete offering for the industrial market, visit https://www.hormann.co.uk or call 01530 516868.

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Industrial Scheme Completed in Merseyside

An £8 million industrial scheme has been completed by Caddick Construction in Knowsley, Merseyside, boosting the provision of warehouse space in the area. The scheme called Element is part of a bigger development at Network Space’s Alchemy Business Park, which will provide three highly specified industrial warehouse units of 22,900 sq ft, 35,200 sqft and 45,450 sq ft. “Element offers a prime location in Knowsley and enjoys exceptional transport links. This latest speculative development demonstrates the high level of confidence that developers have in Knowsley as a place to invest and do business,” said Dale Milburn, Knowsley Council’s Executive Director for Regeneration and Economic Development. The development, which was supported by a £1.8 million Local Growth Fund grant, has been designed to appeal to a wide range of logistics and industrial occupiers and feature generous self-contained yards, office and car park provision, separated office and yard access with 10m eave heights and dock level access provision on the two larger units. Once let, the Element units could accommodate up to 250 jobs and produce a net additional GVA per annum of £9.90 million for the region. “This is Network Space’s fourth self-financed scheme to complete within the last 12 months, taking the total space delivered within that period to just under 400,000 sq ft across 14 units. Within that same period, we have already let nearly 60% of the space and have good prospects for the remaining units. There remains a shortage of industrial warehouse space across the region and this coupled with the prominence, accessibility, quality and presentation of this scheme makes Element a compelling prospect for future occupiers,” commented Stephen Barnes, Managing Director (Development) at Network Space. B8 and CBRE are the appointed agents for the scheme and both have reported encouraging interest from a range of prospective occupiers.

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South Wales Sees Largest Industrial Property Sale

A 190,000 sq ft former engineering works on a 10 acre site adjacent to the East Gate at Port of Newport has been purchased by ABP South Wales. The sale of the site, known locally as the Neptune Works, is believed to be the largest industrial property sale in South Wales so far this year. By purchasing the Neptune Works, the port owner and operator will be able to expand its offering to customers interested in port-centric manufacturing. It will also serve to increase storage capacity for current customers who export and import via the Port of Newport. “The Neptune Works lies adjacent to the northernmost part of the port and its acquisition makes perfect sense – either to enhance access to the port, enable us to expand by adding good quality storage accommodation or by letting it to a third party,” said Rhys Morgan, Head of Property, ABP South Wales. “For instance, its size, height of access, cranes and yard space make it potentially attractive to accommodate plant and engineering works for some of the major infrastructure projects under way in South Wales and across the South West, such as Hinkley Point C,” Rhys continued. ABP has invested significantly in Newport over the past few years, in schemes including new warehousing facilities, open storage areas, and additional rail sidings. The Neptune Engineering Works was established early in the 20th century and soon after became Braithwaite & Co., Neptune Works. The works specialised in structural steelwork and continued to do so as part of the Rowecord Group. It was more recently used by AIC Steel. ABP South Wales’ five ports of, Newport, Cardiff, Barry, Port Talbot and Swansea contribute £1.5 billion to the UK economy every year and support 21,800 jobs across the nation, as well as handling over 12.5 million tonnes of cargo every year.

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