The steel frame
Work is swiftly progressing
on Unit 15, a 14,000m2
distribution warehouse with
an attached three-storey
office space, which is being developed at the
Avonmouth Access 18 distribution park.
According to the site’s developer St.
Modwen, this latest phase is in response to
continued market demand for logistics and
production space close to the M5 motorway.
Scheduled to be ready for occupation
in March 2019, the new unit is part of St.
Modwen’s overall strategy to accelerate
commercial development activity with a
national pipeline of almost 1.4M m2 of new
industrial and logistics space in the next five
to eight years, based on occupier demand,
planning and strength of location, from its
existing commercial land holdings.
Peter Davies, Development Director for
St. Modwen West and Wales said: “Unit
15 should appeal to regional and national
logistics companies, With Access 18 offering
the prime location to access Junction 18 of
the M5 and with the proximity to relevant
local labour force, public transport and
amenities, this is a key strategic site for St.
The Access 18 distribution park is being
delivered in phases and is already home
to 14 companies, including Kent Foods,
Hermes Parcelnet and Budget Greetings
A further four new occupiers –
Commercial Electrical Factors, GB Liners,
Plant-Ex and Movianto – have recently
taken up residence in four units totalling
Unit 15 is being built by Midlands-based
A&H Construction & Development, who
have sub-contracted ASA Steel Structures
on a design and build basis to design,
fabricate, supply and erect the project’s
The warehouse is a twin-span portal
frame, with a total width of 70m and an
overall length of 190m. The portal frames
are designed as hit and miss with a central
Avonmouth Access 18, one of the South West’s largest
distribution parks, continues to expand as developer St. Modwen
constructs the largest speculative building currently under way in
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