Contractor appointed for major Derbyshire warehouse project

Developers of an landmark warehouse and logistics scheme off junction 29a of the M1 in Derbyshire, have appointed a contractor to prepare the site for development.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 2:11 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 2:12 pm
An artist's impression of how Markham Vale’s Horizon29 will look.
An artist's impression of how Markham Vale’s Horizon29 will look.

Bolsover Land Limited, a joint venture between St Francis Group and iSec, have selected civil engineering and earthworks specialists, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, to carry out the £7m contract at Markham Vale’s Horizon29.

The contract, which starts this month with a 34-week delivery date, includes widening and improving Buttermilk Road, earthworks, screening, spine roads, emergency access roads, drainage, boundaries and provision of eco habitats on the 140-acre site.

New access roads and an improved approach road will serve four development plots which will feature a range of speculative and build to suit premium industrial units from 113,000 sq. ft to 325,000 sq. ft to meet occupier demand.

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Gareth Williams Development Director of St Francis Group, said: “This is an exciting phase for this landmark project. With the entire site now cleared you can really see the scale of development proposed at Horizon29, and infrastructure work is the next key stage, providing vital works access and shaping the extensive landscaping provision which will help set this scheme apart from similar developments.”Around 1km of Buttermilk Lane will be improved including road widening, new plot access roundabouts, the replacement and upgrade of a river culvert and the demolition and infilling of the former Markham Branch Line road bridge at the site.

Nigel Lax, Director of iSec said: “Once the infrastructure work advances, the first phase of construction of the industrial and distribution units will potentially begin later this year, with units available for occupation 12 months later."