Work gets underway on speculative industrial scheme

McLaren Construction has started work on 102,967 sq ft of speculative development across two industrial/distribution units at Zone 2 on Deeside Industrial Park in North Wales.

Designed by Fletcher Rae Architects, the two, single-storey warehouses will be built to net zero carbon.

DEESIDE63 (63,205 sq ft on 3.55 acres) with a clear working height of 12m and DEESIDE40 (39,762 sq ft on 2.09 acres) with a clear working height of 10m, both provide dock and level loading and min 40/45m yard depths.

Mark Diaper, director at Legat Owen, said: “We have advised on Zone 2, Deeside Industrial Park for the past three decades and have subsequently accrued an intrinsic knowledge of the business economy here, having secured many of the lettings. The market requirements are showing strong demand for modern, highly specified and sustainable space including and DEEESIDE40/63 will certainly meet that need.”

Alex Perratt from B8RE, joint agents on the scheme, added: “We are fully let on the existing built estate which has given the client the confidence to provide much needed industrial/warehouse space. The units are being built with sustainability at the heart of the design and will include solar panels and EV charging, futureproofing the units for tenant occupation.”

Joel Casstles, project manager at McClaren Construction, continued: “With demolition, the remediation and earth works now complete, we have now officially broken ground and working on the delivery of these much-needed speculatively developed units with practical completion due in Q4 2022. Our team specialises in the construction of cutting-edge industrial facilities, and we will be working closely with the wider project team to deliver this latest extension to Zone 2.”

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