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Winvic Starts Final Phase of Industrial Development at Redditch Gateway for Stoford

Posted on March 27, 2023 in Industrial

Winvic Construction Ltd has been appointed by commercial property developer, Stoford, to deliver two industrial warehouses. This second development phase at Redditch Gateway will complete the 78-acre site, near Junction 3 of the M42, south of Birmingham. Works commenced on 13 March and handover is scheduled for the end of 2023.

Stoford and Winvic are targeting Net Zero Carbon in operation for both buildings, as well as BREEAM Excellent and an EPC ‘A’ rating. BIM Level 2 is being utilised to help achieve these goals, but also to accelerate the end-to-end process, identify and resolve construction package clashes rapidly, and help end-users to efficiently operate in line with the building’s design intent.

One industrial warehouse is 142,100 sq ft with two-storey offices totalling 18,400 sq ft and the second comprises 257,100 sq ft of warehouse and 29,600 sq ft of three-storey office space. They have been designed to meet the widest of occupier demands with 50 kN/m2 floor loading capacities and 15m clear heights, as well as access to high-power supplies of 9.5MVA, more than six times the institutional standard.

The earthwork programme to create the development plateaus has begun and will comprise 108,000m3 of cut and fill and the diversion of two courses of Blacksoil brook, which currently cross the site. The foundations will be installed from May and the eight-week steel frame erection programme commences in July. Ecological enhancements to grasslands will also be undertaken as part of the project.

The industrial facilities have been forward funded by specialist European independent real estate investor, Blackbrook, which will acquire the freehold interest in both new developments upon their completion in Q4 2023. Phase one of Redditch Gateway saw the development of a new 534,000 sq ft warehouse building that was pre-let to Amazon and included a £6.5 million investment in infrastructure works and a signalised traffic junction.

Winvic is also currently constructing and fitting out a 667,000 sq ft UK parts distribution centre at Ellesmere Port for Stoford, which will be complete in winter 2023 and has pre-let to Peugeot.

Danny Nelson, Winvic’s Head of Industrial, Distribution and Logistics, said: “We have built a relationship with Stoford over a number of years, and I’d like to thank them for once again appointing Winvic as their construction partner. The latest approach to digital design is being employed on the Redditch Gateway scheme and it’s facilitated faster and clearer insights and solutions across the design, materials, construction programmes and sustainability. The team has already made some great progress in the past week preparing for the watercourse diversion and we look forward to handing over the two facilities in December 2023.”

Stoford Joint Managing Director, Dan Gallagher said: “We are developing two highly specified logistics assets with Blackbrook, that will offer significant benefits to occupiers in terms of connectivity, power supply and future-proof ESG credentials. Redditch Gateway is an exciting logistics manufacturing development in a key distribution area that is serving demand in a supply constrained regional marketplace. Winvic is a long-term, trusted partner and we are looking forward to seeing these quality assets rise out of the ground in the coming months.”

Jon Strang, Managing Director of Blackbrook, said: “We’re delighted with Stoford’s progress on this project and to be closer to bringing two new logistic facilities to the market. Both assets boast a high power supply and are being built to the highest sustainability standards, making them high in demand and perfectly aligned with Blackbrook’s strategy to develop future-proof supply chain infrastructure.”

Stoford is development partner for Redditch Gateway South, working alongside landowners, The Gorcott Trust and Homes England.

Images: (l-r) Jordan Hughes, Wakemans; Alex Morgan, Stoford; Ian Evans, Winvic; Alice Vacani, Blackbrook; Danny Cross, Winvic; Dan Gallagher, Stoford.

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