Sectors - Civil

Warehouse Underway at Wakefield Hub

G F Tomlinson have started works on a new 65,000 sq ft warehouse in Wakefield Hub for Newmarket Lane Ltd, a joint venture between HBD and Yorkcourt.

Completion is expected by Summer 2021 and the £6.4 million scheme is being construction at the Wakefield Hub industrial and logistics development for its end user H B Clark, part of the Kitwave Wholesale Group.

Delivered via a fast-track programme, G F Tomlinson is undertaking the design and construction of the 65,000 sq ft purpose-built warehouse, which will also include ancillary office space, to hep accommodate Kitwave’s expansion plans.

The infrastructure works include an extension to the existing highway with new street lighting and pavements, as well as a new service yard.

The unit is being constructed to a BREEAM Very Good standard and the site will also feature an 80-space car park as well as a 24-space lorry park. Located on Newmarket Lane, the new warehouse will employ up to 130 full and part time staff and boasts fantastic transport links.

Andrew Sewards, Managing Director at G F Tomlinson, said: “We’re delighted to be delivering this high-quality warehouse unit for Newmarket Lane Ltd. We have previously worked with HBD on the construction of three units at the flagship Markham Vale development, so it’s a pleasure to be working with them once again and with developer Yorkcourt for the first time.

“We have extensive experience in the warehouse and logistics sector and are pleased to be expanding this into more geographical regions. We’re currently in the early stages of works which are progressing very well, and we look forward to handing over the project once complete in the summer.”

Simon Ross, Development Surveyor at HBD, said: “We’re pleased to be able to welcome Kitwave to Wakefield Hub and look forward to seeing their bespoke premises take shape.

“The interest in Wakefield Hub is a real vote of confidence in the city as a place to invest. One of the largest regeneration projects of its kind in the North of England, the scheme will bring a significant number of jobs to the area and inject millions in inward investment.”

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