Speculative 150,000 sq ft development complete

Speculative 150,000 sq ft development complete

Work has been completed on a speculative 150,000 sq ft production and distribution development close to Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract.

Marshall Construction completed the £15m development, just opposite Pontefract Racecourse, ahead of schedule on behalf of Gregory Property Group. Gregory has already agreed terms for the sale of the first unit.

Park 32 comprises four purpose-built units ranging from 12,000 sq ft up to 82,500 sq ft to suit a variety of occupiers for distribution, industrial and storage.

The development is in an established location adjacent to Park Side Retail Park, where occupiers include Wickes, Currys, PC World, Halfords and McDonald's. Travis Perkins already occupies an adjoining unit and the former Prince of Wales Colliery is also under redevelopment.

Andrew Foggitt, of Gregory Property Group, said: "We are pleased to complete the development of Park 32 which delivers against a current shortage of new, purpose-built commercial space within the M62 corridor.

"The vicinity of Junction 32 is attracting significant investment by leading funds and we are confident that the option to buy our units will attract occupiers seeking investment value in their premises. One of the units is already under offer with interest in the others from a range of occupiers both local and national."

The Leeds offices of property consultancies Avison Young and Carter Towler have been appointed to market the scheme.

Rob Oliver, director at Avison Young, added: "Supply of new and modern space along the M62 corridor has been limited for some time.

"It is great to be bringing new product of a wide range of sizes to the market, and we are in dialogue with a number of occupiers in the area.

"We are delighted to have already agreed the first deal on the site and look forward to seeing them and others flourish and grow in their new premises."