Knight Webb have confirmed the appointment by Legal and General and specialist developer of logistics and industrial property Evander to act as project managers, cost consultants and employers agent for the delivery of a new 250,000 sq ft build to suit distribution warehouse at Evander’s Grand Central, Trafford Park development in Manchester.
Construction of the development which is pre-let to leading Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) XPO Logistics is due to start on site in August 2015 and complete by March 2016. It will feature 237,000 sq ft of warehouse space together 13,000 sq ft of office space and will be arranged over two storeys . It will be developed to BREEAM “Very Good” certification.
XPO Logistics have agreed terms on a 15 year lease and will utilise the facility to distribute products for the fast expanding Missguided fashion brand.
Knight Webb played a prominent role in the development and signing of the project, working in close collaboration with both the fund and tenant to produce cost-plans to incorporate tenant enhanced works together with the detailed project specifications.
Speaking about the instruction, Knight Webb Director Paul Knight said “We are very pleased to receive this instruction from Evander which is the latest in a series of projects awarded to Knight Webb following successful project completions last year and is a great endorsement of of the continuation of the strong relationship developing between us”