Construction update

September 2016

The construction of Trade and Logistics City is progressing well and on programme.
There is now five months to go until practical completion.


Planning consent granted!

February 2016

We have been granted planning consent for a 4 unit Logistics City scheme totalling 172,336 sq ft.
This is in conjunction with the 12 unit Trade City scheme.
Construction is due to commence shortly and available for occupation in Q1 2017.

Planning permission granted at Basingstoke

June 2016
Planning permission has been granted for Logistics City Basingstoke!

Steels are up!


Steels are now up on Trade and Logistics City, Thurrock.
The scheme will be delivered and ready for occupation in Q1 2017.

Evolution 50 Kicks off an impressive speculative build

This 51,634 sq ft speculative development at Walworth Business Park, by Test Valley Borough Council and Kier Property, moves an exciting step closer with works due to commence in December 2015 and a completion date scheduled for summer 2016.

Located in a prominent position on a corner plot of 2.64 acres at the junction of Walworth Road and Central Way, Evolution 50 will be a high quality detached warehouse and industrial building and is the first new build development since a major regeneration project was agreed between Test Valley Borough Council and Kier Property in May 2011.

The building specification will include two dock level and four full height level access loading doors on a fully self-contained site. The building will be built to achieve an ‘A’ EPC Energy rating. This 10 metre high bay warehouse benefiting from 50 KN/sq m (800lbs/ sq ft) power floated floor and will incorporate integral first floor offices fronting onto the main estate road, Walworth Road, with separate office parking and a separate yard area and additional parking accessed off Central Way. There will be a total of 106 car spaces at one space per 45 sq m.

Selco takes 15 year lease at Thurrock

Unit A totalling 36,168 sq ft has been pre let to Selco for a term certain of 15 years. There are three units available totalling 136,169 sq ft.

Thurrock commences construction

Construction has commenced on the Trade and Logistics City development at Thurrock and will be delivered in February 2017.

Frimley starts on site

The logistics city development at Frimley will be developed spec to accompany the recently completed Trade City phase.  The development, situated on 10 acres has transformed the once derelict buildings into a vibrant  160,000 sf ft hub.

The site, located with easy access to junction 4 of the M3, adds to Kier’s already extensive portfolio of industrial developments across London and the south-east.

Phil Sutton, director at Kier Property, commented: “We are delighted to be able to announce the works starting on site. Frimley has been on our books for a number of years and I am excited to see it finally taking shape and being developed into a fast-moving industrial facility, which will generate jobs and income for the local economy.”

Kier Property sponsores the NOF Energy Conference

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NOF Energy, the business development organisation for the oil, gas, nuclear, offshore and renewable sectors, has almost tripled the exhibition area at Energy: A Balanced Future.

The exhibition on March 11 at Sage Gateshead is already sold out, with over 80 companies taking part after 30 more spaces were added by NOF Energy to accommodate overwhelming demand from companies in the UK and around the world.

Alongside the exhibition, the Energy: A Balanced Future conference will address the need for a balanced energy mix and will cover oil, gas, nuclear, offshore renewables, shale gas and future energy resources. It will also highlight opportunities and challenges for the supply chain and provide a unique networking environment.

Caroline Lofthouse, Business Development Manager at NOF Energy, said: “Energy: A Balanced Future is the perfect platform for companies to address the major issues  within the energy sector and we have expanded the exhibition to make sure as many companies as possible are given the chance to get their message out to leading companies.

“The combination of the exhibition and the conference makes the event a unique opportunity for any firm in the oil, gas, nuclear, offshore and renewable sectors and the fact that we have sold all of our exhibition space proves how highly firms with global interests regard the chance to speak in North East England.”

Planning bid for 142,000 sq ft Wakefield Hub

Construction of a 142,000 sq ft – B2, B8 distribution unit at Wakefield Europort in West Yorkshire is one step closer after plans were submitted to Wakefield Council.

Development at the 6-acre site in Normanton is part of a joint venture, entitled Tri-Link140 LLP, between Preston-based Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, in conjunction with Leeds-based developer Yorvale and developer Kier Property, part of the Kier Group.

The proposed 142,000 sq ft unit comprises 135,000 sq ft of warehouse space and 7,000 sq ft of office accommodation across two levels. The designs also accommodate 160 parking spaces for cars and HGVs, along with 13 dock-level loading doors and two level access doors.

Maple Grove Developments has owned the land since May 2012, which is prominently located off junction 31 of the M62, with adjacent units occupied by DHL, TK Maxx, Argos and HI Group.

The location also benefits from European rail freight access through the Europort freight terminal, ready access to the Ports of Goole and Hull and five international airports within a 60 minute drive.

Chris Evenson, managing director of Maple Grove Developments, said: “Wakefield Europort has forged an excellent reputation and is regarded as a flagship industrial and warehouse location in West Yorkshire. We hope the development helps to attract another household name to the region.

“Kier has an excellent reputation and we’re pleased to be partnering with them on this sought after opportunity.”

Tom Gilman, director at Kier Property added: “We are delighted to announce we have submitted planning for this exciting new scheme.  This joint venture strengthens our presence in the North of England and our reputation to deliver joint venture projects with other leading developers in the area.”