Developers win planning for million ft2 plus logistics scheme

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Developer Cole Waterhouse and joint venture partner Henderson Park have won planning permission for a 1.1 million ft2  logistics scheme I Yorkshire.

Konect 62, a 136-acre tri-modal logistics development, was acquired with outline planning consent for 1.4 million ft2 of prime logistics accommodation and a reserved matters application for the first phase has now been granted which includes Big K, a 735,000ft2 warehouse – the largest to be built speculatively in the region.

The first 1.1 million ft2 of space will be brought forward in four units  and will be highly sustainable targeting BREEAM Excellent standards. Construction is due to start in September 2022.

Damian Flood, CEO at Cole Waterhouse, commented: “Enabling works are well underway and we are now working towards a construction start date of September 2022 with the first facilities, scheduled to reach sectional completion from Q3 to Q4 2023.”

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

As part of the sustainability features some 4,000 native species trees will be planted in the first phase of the development. A new pedestrian footpath will link around the site passing through extensive areas of new landscaping.

DTRE and Sixteen Real Estate have been appointed as joint marketing agents for the scheme.

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