Work starts on Salford spec warehouses

Construction is now under way at Raven Locks, a 172,000 sq ft speculative industrial scheme in Salford being brought forward by Network Space.

Portal Construction NW have been appointed to build out the 14-acre Ravenscraig Road site, with completion due in February 2021.

The completed scheme will offer three detached, self-contained units of between 29,500 – 61,000 sq ft, along with a terrace of a further three units of 11,000 sq ft to 19,000 sq ft.

Raven Locks is in Little Hulton on the outskirts of Salford, with two miles of both Junction 3 and 4 of the M61 and close to Junction 15 of the M60. The scheme was approved last year.

Joe Burnett, development director at Network Space, said: “The development will have a positive socioeconomic impact on the local and wider area by bringing a longstanding brownfield site back into use and provided accommodation for local businesses as well as attracting inward investment.

“We are encouraged by the level of enquiries so far and remain confident that we will continue to see strong demand for Raven Locks given the site’s positioning, connectivity across the North West, Greater Manchester and key transport hubs, as well as having access to a sizeable and qualified workforce within close proximity of the scheme.”

Raven Locks is one of a series of developments being delivered by Network Space Developments across the North West in partnership with InfraRed Capital Partners. The architect on the scheme was AEW Architects.

Asset and property management services are being delivered by NSM. NSM has also been appointed as agents, along with JLL and DTRE.

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