Developer Himor has pushed back the completion date of its Carrington Gateway scheme in Trafford, citing delays caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
Himor said construction across the 212,000 sq ft industrial site was significantly impacted following the lockdown announcement in April.
Eric Wright Construction paused work on site in order to adjust to social distancing procedures.
According to Himor, all site activities are once again progressing but at a reduced rate, causing a delay to the construction programme.
Practical completion has been delayed from June 2020 to late summer 2020. The project is already behind schedule having been set to complete in January.
The first phase of Carrington Gateway comprises six industrial units, fronting Manchester Road and ranging in size between 11,000 sq ft and 104,000 sq ft. The units, designed by architect AEW, are being developed on a speculative basis and sit on a 19-acre site.
The wider Future Carrington site, formerly home to the Shell petrochemical works and dubbed by Himor as one of the largest regeneration projects of its type in the country, features a further 725 homes, more than 750,000 sq ft of commercial space, and 10,000 sq ft of retail.
Andrew Bain, director at Himor, said: “The health and safety of our construction and development team at Carrington Gateway is, as always, Himor’s main priority.
“Following guidance issued by the Construction Leadership Council, development activity significantly reduced, however some areas of work were able to continue whilst adhering to the revised operational procedures and working guidelines.
“These protocols have allowed our team to work safely and sustainably while still practicing good social distancing measures both on site and while travelling to and from work.
“The delay to the programme is obviously disappointing, however, we’re extremely encouraged to see positive movement in the industrial occupier market despite the lockdown and are hopeful that we’ll be in a position to announce deals in the coming months.”
Himor has appointed Colliers and JLL as joint agents for Carrington Gateway.