Andy Bruce, Managing Director and Marc Banks, Commercial Director at GMI Construction
Andy Bruce and Marc Banks, of GMI Construction Group.
Rebecca Wayman

Leeds construction group begins major work on speculative Burton development

Leeds-based building and construction services company, GMI Construction Group has started work on a 103,000 sq ft distribution unit at St Modwen Park Burton.

The new speculative unit, which is being built for developer and regeneration specialist, St Modwen, will include a 50m deep yard, 10 dock levellers (including two euro-docks) and grade A office space.

Due to be completed this September, the unit further expands the industrial and logistics offering at the one million sq ft site. Once occupied, it could create in excess of 120 jobs in addition to the significant number of construction jobs created during the build.

Martin Watson, construction director at GMI Construction, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded our second contract at St Modwen Park Burton. Our commitment to deliver another quality product on time for St Modwen will be our focus moving forward.”

Work begins just a month after St Modwen announced it had attracted two new tenants to the Park, with Supply Technologies taking a 25,446 sq ft unit and Keylite Roof Windows leasing a 40,730 sq ft unit.

Birmingham-based property agents, Savills and Knight Frank are marketing the scheme on behalf of St Modwen.

Katie Aitchison, associate director at Savills, and Edward Kennerley, associate at Knight Frank, added: “We are looking forward to unveiling the completed unit in September.

“The business park has attracted some excellent names and we’re confident that this additional unit will satisfy the demand for well-connected B2 and B8 space, attracting more great businesses and creating a significant number of jobs in the region.”

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