Sunday, September 20, 2020

St Modwen breaks ground on second phase of development at Lincoln industrial scheme

Work has started on the second phase of development at St Modwen Park, Lincoln.

Lindum has been appointed to build two units of 25,000 and 55,000 sq ft on the 70-acre site off the A46 at Witham St Hughs.

The development will provide industrial and warehouse space with transport links to the A46, the M1 and nearby air and sea ports. Construction work is expected to be completed by Summer 2020.

The scheme’s expansion follows the successful letting of two units, delivered as part of the first phase of development. International courier, parcel, and express mail division of German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL has occupied 32,000 sq ft on a 15-year lease and international ice cream and confectionery distributor NIC has occupied a 64,000 sq ft unit on a 10-year lease.

The two new units, which are being speculatively developed, are designed to cater for modern occupier needs with high bays, top specification offices, generous car parking and ample yard space.

Nick Kay, Development Director at St Modwen, said: “The units delivered as part of our first phase of development were quickly taken off the market by two very prestigious brands, demonstrating the strong appetite for well-located space. This second phase provides a further opportunity for medium-sized industrial and logistics businesses to take advantage of this popular, growing scheme.”

Matt Harrison, Construction Manager from Lindum Group Ltd, added: “We’re delighted to be building on our solid relationship with St Modwen. This work was awarded to Lindum following the successful completion of phase one, which was finished on time and to a high standard. We are really pleased to be continuing with the project and seeing more of this site regenerated and brought back into use.”

As part of the work, Lindum will be engaging with the community in nearby Witham St Hughs. It is planning to visit the primary school and will be setting up a collection point for the local food bank.

Joint agents for the scheme, Simon Lloyd, Partner at Cushman and Wakefield, and William Wall, Director at Banks Long, added: “St. Modwen Park Lincoln offers unrivalled transport links, giving occupiers the ability to easily carry out operations across the UK and overseas. Securing DHL and NIC as occupiers so soon after completing the first phase on-site shows that St. Modwen is highly-skilled in speculatively developing quality, flexible space and we suspect that these two new units won’t be on the market for long.”

Alan Gray, Economic Development Manager at North Kesteven District Council, said: “The Council’s Economic Development Unit work closely with St. Modwen to ensure the conditions are right for companies to relocate into the District, feeling at home in North Kesteven and enjoying the many lifestyle benefits, with every confidence that they will thrive here.

“With vital transport links to the A46 and the M1, quality affordable housing, excellent schools and delightful countryside nearby and proximity to the historic city of Lincoln and charming villages and market towns, St. Modwen Park Lincoln has always been a highly sought after development and we expect that St. Modwen will experience yet more success as development at the site continues to be developed.”

St. Modwen Park Lincoln was originally granted planning consent for more than 960,000 sq ft of space, part of which had already been developed with occupiers including Apogee, Turbine Efficiency and DPDUK.

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