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Knight Webb Announce New Project Instructions Totalling 1 Million Sq ft

 

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Knight Webb are pleased to announce the award of over 1 million sq ft of new industrial and distribution project instructions on key industrial projects and development sites throughout the UK.

The projects include:

  • London Metric – Omega Park Warrington

Knight Webb are delighted to confirm its first instruction received and the appointment from leading property investment and development company London Metric  as fund monitors on the development of a 690,000 sq ft ‘build to suit’ distribution project at Omega Park, Warrington.

  • Kuehne & Nagel – Various Projects

Knight Webb continue to expand their successful, ongoing relationship with leading 3PL Kuehne + Nagel with confirmation of appointments on 4 separate fit-out projects at sites in Reading, Heathrow, Wellingborough and Glasgow.

  • British Airways Pension Trustees/Evander Properties – Revolution Park, Chorley

Knight Webb have confirmed the appointment by British Airways Pension Trust (BAPT) and Evander Properties to project manage the delivery of a 184,000 sq ft speculative warehouse to start on site in February 2015 at Evander’s Revolution Park development at Chorley in the North West of the UK.

  • Goodman – Northampton Commercial Park 

Knight Webb are pleased to announce their first instruction received from leading Logistics & Industrial developers Goodman as Employers Agent for the delivery of two new specualtive industrial and distruibution units totalling 304,000 and 162,000 sq ft respectiavely at its Northampton Commercial Park development in Northampton.

  • Sherburn 550 – Building extension, Sherburn Distribution Park

Knight Webb have announce details of a further appointment from Evander/Anglesea Capital as Employer’s Agent to manage the delivery of a 30,000 sq ft infill building extension to connect two existing warehouses and form an new building of 550,000 sq ft at Anglesea’s Sherburn Distribution Park development in the North East.

  • Rockspring/Evander – Reading/Southampton – new development site opportunities

Knight Webb are pleased to confirm that outline planning has been submitted by Evander Properties and Rockspring for the development of up to 500,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution space opportunities at prime logistics developments sites in Reading and Southampton.  Knight Webb have been appointed as Project Managers.

  • New Manufacturing facility and Headquarters for Brioche Pasquier in Milton Keynes  – Hampton Brook and Roxhill

Acting as Project Manager and Employers Agent, Knight Webb are pleased to confirm the successful completion and handover of a new 157,000 sq ft bespoke manufacturing facility and headquarters for for Brioche Pasquier in Milton Keynes on behalf of developers Hampton Brook and Roxhill.

  • Landmark Aviation – Luton Airport

Knight Webb have been appointed by Landmark Aviation to project manage an extension to the apron works at their private jet facility at London Luton Airport. This follows the previous successful delivery of the private terminal facility and aircraft parking aprons.

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Knight Webb Announces The Launch of Fresh New Website

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Knight Webb are pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website!

The new site which has been many months in the planning offers a fresh new look, more user-friendly navigation and improved content for your benefit and enjoyment!

We hope that you will enjoy discovering the new site and that you find it easy to navigate and pleasant to use.

Please check back regularly for updates and send us your feedback to either richard@knightwebb.co.uk or paul@knightwebb.co.uk.

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Knight Webb Hands Over New 90,000 sq ft Built to Suit Fulfilment Centre for Waitrose

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Knight Webb are pleased to announce the completion on-time, on-budget of  a brand new 90,000 sq ft Build-to-Suit Fulfillment constructed for UK leading Supermarket retailer Waitrose.

The BREEAM excellent rated building situated in Coulsdon, South London was developed on behalf of logistics development specialist Evander Properties. The project constitutes a total investment of £30 million and serves as the retailers very first bespoke e-fulfillment centre creating over 600 jobs.

The deal was signed back in October 2013 after a complex site assembly and acquisition process.  Evander is backed by British Airways Pension Fund who will own the completed development.

The project represents the second transaction inside 18 months between the parties.  Knight Webb on behalf of Evander also completed a 420,000 sq ft regional distribution centre also purpose built for Waitrose in April 2012 at their Matrix Park development in Chorley, Lancashire.

Commenting on the announcement Knight Webb Director Richard Webb said “We are pleased to be part of the Waitrose success story once again. Repeat business is the best business and this project further cements our position within the Evander-Waitrose project delivery chain and underscores our ability to respond quickly to our customer’s requirements”

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Project Completed by Knight Webb Picks up Prestigious Property Award

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Knight Webb are pleased to announce that the 90,000 sq ft dot.com fulfillment centre constructed for leading UK Supermarket retailer Waitrose has been awarded “Deal of the Year” in the 75,000-250,000 sq ft category at the prestigious Industrial Agents Society (IAS) Awards.  The Awards held annually recognise outstanding achievement in the UK Industrial Property & Development Sector and attended by over 600 industry professionals.

The project constructed on at a 6.6 acre site in Coulsdon, South London, was recognised by the judges as an outstanding achievement, noting the complexity of the land assembly and the demanding specification and target delivery timeframe.

It was successfully completed delivered against a challenging programme and exacting sustainability targets set by both Waitrose and the London Borough of Croydon, achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

It incorporates a range of cutting edge environmental features including use of extensive solar panels and electric charging points for 25% of vehicles. The scheme was forward funded by British Airways Pension Trustees.  Knight Webb provided technical support throughout the project and also acted as Fund Managers.

Commenting on the award, Evander Managing Director Jeremy Greenland said “We are extremely pleased to have been handed this award today from the IAS members – the second in two years. This development, which incorporated a difficult site assembly, demonstrates our positive approach to sourcing and carving out development opportunities and solutions regardless of the challenges.

The success of this project in Coulsdon for Waitrose is testament to the dedication of the Evander, Waitrose and BAPT delivery teams. Repeat business is the best business and we feel very proud to have been chosen for the second time by Waitrose to deliver a key element of its business expansion strategy.”

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Knight Webb Instructed by Roxhill On Further Developments Planned at Warth Park

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Following the successful completion of the new 99,300 sq ft build to suit warehouse developed for Dr Martins Airwair, Knight Webb have confirmed a further instruction received by leading Industrial & Logistics developer Roxhill on the next two built-to-suit industrial & warehouse units to be developed at Warth Park, Northampton.

Negotiations are almost complete with two new end user, occupiers, with planning permission secured for one of the units.

Works are due to start in October 2014 and May 2015 respectively marking the next successful stage of build-to-suit development of the park which totals 80 acres overall, capable of accommodating upto 1.3 million sq ft of development.

Warth Park is an established industrial and warehouse location with existing occupiers including Avery Dennison, Indesit, Robert Wiseman Dairies, Gem Distribution Limited and Geopost.

 

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Knight Webb Confirm Completion of New 150,320 sq ft Production Plant Extension for Polestar

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Knight Webb are pleased to announce the successful completion and handover of construction of a new, single storey 150,320 sq ft extension for leading UK/European Print Company Polestar on their existing production facility in Sheffield.

Polestar are Europe’s largest independent print organisation. The Polestar production plant in Sheffield can comfortably boast that it is one of the few elite printing sites in Europe, producing 2.5 million catalogues, magazines, brochures and supplements every 24 hours.

Working to a challenging project brief in close liaison with Polestar, Knight Webb used its previous experience of print production equipment and processes to enable bespoke civil and structural works to be designed and procured as enhanced works within the building contract.  This was carried out in accordance with the technical specification as set out on the Landlord’s works agreement.

The final project mandate was to deliver a high volume, high specification print production facility to accommodate high performance print press machinery and equipment featuring  strict and stringent press base tolerances and settlement criteria.

Construction was carried out by Buckingham Group Contracting and commenced in February 2014 with ground improvement works with strict vibration control measures to protect the adjacent live printing engraving equipment.

Full access to the warehouse for Polestar was achieved 3 weeks ahead of programme to allow Polestar to proceed with their extensive fit out.

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Knight Webb Announces Further Project Completion For Roxhill

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Knight Webb are pleased to announce the successful completion and handover of the development of a new 99,300 sq ft single storey build-to-suit distribution warehouse and UK Headquarters developed for Airwair International – the company behind the famous Dr Marton shoe-brand, on behalf of leading industrial developer Roxhill.

The development which took 9 months to develop was constructed at Roxhill’s 80 acre Warth Park development site in Raunds, Northampton and also features 4,700 sq ft of office accommodation.

The construction started on Site in December 2013 with Winvic Construction the main contractor and also incorporated a full racking, sprinklers and lighting fit-out programme.

Airwair moved from their existing facility in Rushden to this purpose built UK Distribution Headquarters.

Development is the third instruction awarded to Knight Webb by Roxhill within the past 18 months.