GMI Construction has begun work on the Middlewich site, constructing two units of 149,000 sq ft and 41,000 sq ft respectively for developer Tritax Symmetry.
The logistics units are designed by Aew Architects. Located off Pochin Way, they will sit next to a B&M warehouse.
The units will be net zero carbon in their construction according to Tritax. When complete, 15% of their roofs will be covered in solar panels with the ability for the roofs to be fully covered in photovoltaic panels future.
“We are excited to see spades go in the ground here at Ma6nitude and bring forward high-quality facilities at a time when demand for space is at record levels,” said Tritax development director David Nuttall.
“There is a huge amount of activity happening across the site, with Swizzels’ facility also due to complete next year and detailed planning submitted for 238,000 sq ft of space at unit 41 which could also be delivered before the end of 2022.”
Savills, B8re and Legat Owen are joint letting agents for M6nitude. Savills director Jonathan Atherton described how the market seems apt for more industrial space.
“The development at Ma6nitude will provide much-needed floor space to a market when supply is falling at its fastest ever rate,” Atherton said. “The location and quality of the units are expected to attract strong occupier interest.”
Ma6nitude will continue to grow. In June, Tritax was granted outline approval to expand the industrial park with nearly 1m sq ft of logistics space.
Tritax Symmetry is the logistics developer for Tritax Big Box REIT and has offices in Manchester, Northampton and London.