Major logistics facility will be built at distribution hub

Delin Property, a European logistics warehouse specialist, has started readying a 22.8-acre site in Wakefield Europort business park for the development of a 490,000 sq ft warehouse.

The building will be called Switch Wakefield. Contractors are now demolishing the existing 375,000 sq ft building, previously occupied by DHL, and clearing the Whitwood Common Lane site.

A reserved matters planning permission is in place for the construction of the new unit.

Duncan Jarvis, Delin Property’s head of portfolio & asset management, said: “Switch Wakefield is a signature project for us, showcasing all our strengths in value creation as an owner, developer and manager of logistics warehouses.

“The building will provide a best in class facility in Yorkshire’s premier logistics location. We’re very excited about a project that will be one of the largest for the industrial sector in northern England.”

Switch Wakefield will provide parking for 62 trucks and 384 spaces for cars, including 79 electric vehicle charging spaces, as well as 110 covered cycle spaces.

CPP, Colliers and Knight Frank are the leasing agents for the scheme.

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