Contractor named as Total seeks further Crewe wins

Pioneer Design & Build has been appointed as main contractor to deliver the first phase of Total Developments’ 165,000 sq ft industrial scheme off University Way in Crewe following the granting of planning permission.

Cheshire East Council gave the Nantwich developer, which has found success at neighbouring Orion Park, last week gave the green light to construct five new build units ranging in size from 15,000 sq ft to 45,000 sq ft on 9.3 acres. One of the buildings has been pre-sold and another pre-let.

The first phase will see 120,000 sq ft built out, with the remaining 45,000 sq ft to be brought forward later subject to demand.

Ed Chantler, director at Total Developments, said: “Our decision to develop units of varying sizes is purely demand-led – our next door development at Orion Park has gone very well. We have extensive experience in Crewe and it continues to be an attractive location for us. Our latest scheme will create new jobs and inject further investment into the local economy.”

Matt Pochin, director at Legat Owen, added: “Crewe is in desperate need of modern, high quality industrial units under 50,000 sq ft. We have received incredibly high levels of interest in this scheme and already have terms agreed for one pre-sale and one pre-let. With practical completion scheduled for spring 2018, we expect all of these units to be taken.”

Total acquired the site in October 2016, paying £2,5m.

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