West Yorkshire spec shed gets go ahead

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Plans for a 142,000 sq ft speculative warehouse on a six acre site in Normanton, Wakefield Europort have been approved by Wakefield Council.

Known as Tri-Link140, the development is a joint venture between Leeds-based Yorvale, Kier Property, part of the Kier Group, and Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group.

The two-storey, facility will comprise 135,000 sq ft of warehouse space and 7,000 sq ft of office accommodation. It will have 13 dock-level and two level access doors with 160 parking spaces for cars and HGVs.

Matthew Cormack of Yorvale said: “We’ve owned the site since 2012 and feel it’s the right time to market this development speculatively. Most of the adjacent units have been let or sold in recent years, but little new space has been developed. There are a number of requirements where this unit would be suitable and we expect our agents to open lease negotiations once construction begins.”

Work is expected to start on site in March and is due to complete in October 2015.

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