Structural engineers win contract to help progress major logistics scheme

Leeds-based JPG Group has secured a contract to provide structural and engineering services for a new 512,850 sq ft logistics warehouse development at Junction 33 of the M62 near Wakefield.

Wakefield 515 is a major speculative venture by Panattoni, Europe’s largest developer of logistics property.

Main contractor, Caddick Construction has appointed JPG as part of the delivery team which also includes Kilmartin Plowman and Partners as architect and quantity surveyor.

The site sits next to the established Cross Point 33 distribution centre at which, co-incidentally JPG consulted on the 638,138 sq ft distribution centre for TJX Europe, the parent company of TK Maxx and HomeSense.

The build programme will start in July 2021 with completion expected by June 2021.

It includes the delivery of a single-storey 488,500 sq ft cross-dock warehouse with eight level access doors and 80 dock doors, 16,000 sq ft two-storey offices and two 4,000 sq ft hub offices.

Externally, works will include the construction of a 350 sq ft gatehouse, 229 HGV trailer parking spaces, 393 car parking spaces and eight electric vehicle parking spaces.

JPG is providing the full range of civil and structural engineering services on the project.

Chris Harding, managing director at JPG, said: “We are pleased to be a part of the delivery team on this regionally significant project.

“Our previous work in the area means we already have extensive knowledge of the local landscape and this has assisted the client enormously in planning civil and structural elements.”

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