North-west Warehouses Get Revamp

North-west Warehouses Get Revamp

Warehouses in the north-west are being renovated to provide much-needed additional space for growing businesses in the region.

A contract that was recently awarded to Caddick Construction to refit a warehousing and office unit in Bolton is a clear example of this. 

The construction company has been given a deal worth £2 million to redevelop the area on the Logistics North industrial park, one of the biggest manufacturing and logistics developments in the north of England.

Managing director of Caddick Construction (North West) Ian Threadgold said: “Demand for high quality logistics and industrial space in the North West shows no sign of letting up.”

The site will deliver more than four million square feet of space once complete. So far, over three million square feet of commercial units have been built, with Amazon, Lidl and Whistl all having premises here. 

Mr Threadgold claims this is “a testament to both the location and quality of the units that Logistics North has to offer”. 

Caddick Construction had previously been awarded a £3.2 million contract in 2020 to design and build the logistics facility. 

This latest project will see the firm fit out the 50,000 square foot structure and turn it into a functional warehouse, as well as modern offices.  

Mr Threadgold stated the company is “delighted” to be given the latest contract, adding: “It’s always great to fully complete and deliver on a project from the initial ground-breaking right through to the final lick of paint.”

The Logistics North industrial park demonstrates how there is growing demand for commercial space in the area. 

More than 5,500 workers are already busy on site, thanks to the globally renowned companies operating there. 

The industrial park is expected to provide employment to 7,000 people once complete, contributing £300 million of Gross Value Added to the local economy and benefiting the region considerably.  

Another large logistics project is going ahead in north-west, with GMI Construction recently announcing its plans to develop warehouse accommodation at MA6NITUDE in Middlewich. 

The construction company has begun work on the groundworks of the units, which is expected to measure a total of 190,000 square feet, in the Cheshire East location 

Divisional managing director at GMI Construction Marc Banks said: “Our team has made an excellent start and the site is already taking shape to what will eventually be a first-class sustainable building that will be a huge business asset to the area.”

GMI Construction has teamed up with Tritax Symmetry for the project, building sustainable new office space for Cheshire East. 

David Nuttall, development director at Tritax Symmetry, commented these “high-quality facilities” will be delivered “at a time when demand for space is at record levels”. 

The units will be net zero carbon in their construction, while solar panels will cover 15 per cent of their roofs to make them more environmentally friendly. In the future, their roofs could also be fully covered in photovoltaic panels to further reduce their dependence on electricity. 

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