McLaren wins £73m Big K logistics job in North Yorkshire

The £73m scheme is being brought forward by joint developer Henderson Park and Cole Waterhouse.

The development is being brought forward speculatively and represents the country’s only inland distribution park ready enabled to offer tri-modal connectivity to the UK and continental Europe via road, water or rail.

Phase One will involve four units: ‘Big K’ a 735,000 sq ft unit, one of the largest ever delivered in the North of the UK, as well as three further units of 161,000, 151,000 and 55,000 sq ft, catering to a variety of potential occupiers.

Konect 62 holds full planning consent for 1.4m sq ft of prime logistics accommodation, however plans are under review to enlarge the scheme to 1.8m sq ft, with a further planning application for the additional area due to be submitted in the new year.

Phase 1 of Konect 62

David Nuttall, managing director of Cole Waterhouse industrial and logistics, said: “Appointing McLaren to deliver these sustainable and high-quality units so quickly after we acquired the land and completed the construction funding is a major step forward for Konect and a statement of intent from the partners involved.

“We plan to be on site within four weeks with completion from Q3 2023.”

Gary Cramp, managing director of McLaren Construction (Midlands and North), said: “We are delighted to have secured the project which represents a great investment for the Yorkshire region, including plans for one of the largest units ever to be delivered here.”

“The scale and scope of the scheme will bring abundant investment and employment opportunities to the county’s industrial and logistics market, and we are looking forward to continuing relationships with Henderson Park, Cole Waterhouse and their stakeholders.” 

The project team includes: C4 Projects acting as architect, project manager and cost consultant; planning consultant Barton Wilmore; XOsquare as structural engineer; Novo Integration (M&E); Terra 97 (Geo-environmental) and Axis PED (transport). 


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