Contractor Triton Construction has secured a £6.2m deal to build a new Liverpool city region logistics hub comprising 12 units totalling 102,485 sq ft. Tony McDonough reports
Triton Construction will design and build 12 logistics units offering a total 102,485 sq ft logistics space in the Liverpool city region after securing a £6.2m contract.
Industrial developer and asset manager Chancerygate has appointed Triton to build the units which comprise the second phase of the Mersey Reach development in Dunnings Bridge Road in Aintree.
The first phase on the 13.5-acre site with direct access to the Port of Liverpool, comprised 112,500 sq ft across four units. It was delivered and pre-let before being sold to Northwood Urban Logistics.
The 12 new units will range in size from 4,036 sq ft to 29,719 sq ft. to include internal offices and yard space. Chancerygate currently has around 3m sq ft of industrial space under construction and manages in excess of £255m of assets.
The build team from Triton Construction, along with Chancerygate and Northwood Urban Logistics met on site last week to mark the official start on site for the project which is expected to be completed at the start of 2022.
Chris Quinn, regional director at the Warrington office at Triton Construction, said: “We are delighted to secure our first contract with Chancerygate as a prolific developer that is proactive in delivering exceptional logistics locations. We hope that this is the start of a successful and long-term relationship between the two companies.
“Our presence in the North West is expanding rapidly and with this project, together with our other successful achievements such as the refurbishment of the iconic Royal Liver Building in Liverpool and the radical new Big Yellow self-storage building in Manchester, we are making great progress in achieving our growth potential.”
Northwood Urban Logistics is funding the projects and says the units will be available from February 2022 and is already attracting early interest from trade counter, industrial and warehousing operators.
Ian Johnson, project manager at Chancerygate, added: “Phase one of Mersey Reach has been a real success and we look forward to phase two following in its footsteps, providing prime industrial space to meet the needs of businesses across Sefton and the wider Liverpool city region.”