Contract awarded for major logistics project at 37-acre site

Commercial real estate investor and developer, Firethorn Trust, has appointed McLaren Construction Group to deliver 660,000 sq ft of logistics warehousing in North Yorkshire.

The contract for Sherburn42 marks McLaren’s first appointment to a Firethorn development, and will see the delivery of four Grade-A units, ranging from 57,750 to 280,000 sq ft.

Set across 37 acres, the site is next to the Sherburn Enterprise Park in Leeds, and will be constructed to net-zero carbon, with a ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating.

Paul Martin, development director at Firethorn, said: “We pride ourselves in creating industry-leading schemes for occupiers, while effectively responding to evolving market demands.

“Not only does McLaren have the expert capability to bring Sherburn42 forward at pace, but the team has demonstrated a shared commitment to quality, sustainability and innovation.

“Having received full planning consent last month, we look forward to moving this project forward with McLaren and beginning works on site imminently, which will put us on track for completion by quarter four 2023.”

Gary Cramp, managing director of McLaren Construction Midlands & North, added: “We are very pleased to be appointed by forward-thinking developers, Firethorn, on this significant development, situated in one of the most sought-after, accessible locations in North Yorkshire.

“Providing fantastic opportunities for the region’s workforce, the four high-quality Grade-A industrial units will create an attractive, fit for purpose, sustainable workspace for multi-national distributors and ambitious small and medium-sized enterprises.

“We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship with Firethorn, and working to deliver this landmark project.”

Enquiries should be directed to the scheme’s letting agents: Colliers, Lambert Smith Hampton, and Carter Towler.

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