Winvic to construct UK’s largest ever single occupier logistics park
Winvic Construction has been awarded the contract by IM Properties to build five large steel-framed industrial units at Mercia Park in Leicestershire. The units will be leased to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), making this, what is said to be, the UK’s largest single occupier logistics park.
Winvic is already working on Mercia Park, undertaking all of the Park’s infrastructure and also building three buildings for DSV. Caunton Engineering is erecting the steel for the DSV scheme, but no steelwork contractor has so far been appointed for the JLR development.
The five buildings for JLR consist of units two and four, which are the largest steel frames, offering 93,000m2 and measuring 514m-long × 181m-wide. Units three and five are both 27,800m2, while the smallest steel frame, unit one is 18,500m2. All of the units will incorporate either two-storey or three-storey offices.
Jason Jasper, UK Project Director for IM Properties, said: “We’ve taken a 238-acre site from zero to development ready in four years. Typically, a scheme of this scale would be delivered in separate phases over a five-to-ten-year period. After years of investment and hard work, it will be exciting to see all of the buildings come out of the ground at the same time.”