1.2m sq ft distribution scheme takes a step closer

How the scheme will look

The first part of a huge industrial scheme in Derbyshire has taken a step closer after McLaren Construction (Midlands and North) started work on Phase 1A of Horizon 29 in Bolsover.

Horizon 29 is a new distribution development near junction 29a of the M1. When complete, it will span almost 1.2m sq ft and include a total of eight warehouses, delivered over three phases.

On behalf of Equation Properties and Bentall Green Oak, McLaren Construction (Midlands & North) is starting work on the construction of two, single-storey distribution warehouses as part of Phase 1A.

Unit 1 comprises 70,000 sq ft of warehouse space and 3,500 sq ft of office space, along with six loading docks. Unit 2 features 127,000 sq ft of warehouse space and 6,400 sq ft of office space, with 12 loading docks.

All units at Horizon 29 will be constructed to a BREEAM Rating of “Excellent” with an EPC “A” Rating. Phase 1A is expected to complete in April 2023.

The contractor has also been appointed on Phase 1B, which will consist of a further two units, with completion expected in Summer 2023.

Gary Cramp, managing director of McLaren Construction (Midlands and North), said: “Horizon 29 will be a premier distribution centre in a prime location in the Midlands, making it the ideal address for tenants wanting direct and easy access to the M1 north and south.

“We are pleased to be appointed by Equation Properties and to be working with them on the first phase of this impressive scheme.”

Equation Properties is a London-based property development company for the distribution and industrial sector.

Dick Smallman, construction director at Equation Properties, said: “We are delighted to have appointed McLaren Construction for the first phase of development at Horizon 29. Construction is now underway for the scheme.”