Pochin’s wins £6m contract to build DPD depot

Chancerygate has chosen Pochin’s construction division to build a 57,500 sq ft distribution centre in Middleton, which is pre-let to parcel delivery company DPD.

Work on the project, located on disused land off Greengate, will start later this month. The project, secured on behalf of the Royal London Group by Chancerygate,

The Middleton depot will add to DPD’s North West presence in Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington.

Covering a nine-acre plot, the two-storey warehouse includes storage, office facilities and a single-storey welfare area for staff.

The distribution site, which was formerly home to a BAE Systems’ manufacturing facility, will also include 71,000 sq ft of car parking.

Jim Nicholson, chief executive of Pochin’s, said: “Chancerygate share our long history of developing bespoke industrial sites to serve the UK’s logistics network. We will be working closely with the team to deliver a highly modernised facility capable of meeting the exceptional demands of today’s distribution industry.”

Consultants on the project include Ian C King Associates, Bradbook Consulting, TALA and Cudd Bentley. The project is expected to be complete by late spring 2018.

Mike Walker, development director at Chancerygate, said: “The new site will be a huge boon for the local economy, with over 350 jobs to be created as the centre progresses over the coming years. Given Pochin’s long-standing reputation in the region, particularly on industrial projects of this scale, this partnership was the obvious choice for us in ensuring a high quality delivery.”

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