Firethorn appoints Winvic to deliver UK’s largest spec shed

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Property developer Firethorn Trust has hired Winvic to deliver the UK’s largest speculative warehouse this year at its Link Logistics Park in Ellesmere Port.

More than 760,000ft2 is set to be created on brownfield site, including an individual unit of 655,000ft2, which will make it the largest single cross-docked warehouse being developed this year in the UK.

The contract is the second Firethorn has appointed Winvic to deliver, following the construction of Ascent Logistics Park in Leighton Buzzard.

The initial groundworks have been completed at the Ellesmere Port site, and construction will begin imminently, with completion expected by Q4 2022.

The contract will see Winvic deliver the scheme to net-zero carbon in construction, with future provisions for renewable energy supply. The design includes LED lighting for offices, Photovoltaic arrays and 32 electric vehicle charging points, with ducting in place for additional 32 spaces.

Up to 25MV of power will also be available from a local carbon-neutral ‘Waste to Energy’ facility.

The site is immediately adjacent to Junction 7 of the M53, and within a 45 minute drive to either Liverpool or Manchester airports.

“As the UK’s largest speculative logistics scheme, this is an ambitious, yet hugely exciting development for Firethorn. We have been impressed by Winvic’s extensive knowledge, experience and ability to deliver a project of this scale, and look forward to working with the team to swiftly bring our vision for Link Logistics Park to life,” said Paul Martin, Development Director at Firethorn Trust.

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