Next are extending their current site in South Elmsall, Wakefield to meet demand for online sales. This project will help to generate 1000 jobs in the local community, which is an excellent feat through these uncertain times!
Working with Next since our beginnings in 2007, we have now delivered 126 projects including large new build, refurbishments and mezzanine installations.
The new facility is a £125m, 48.85 acre industrial development creating circa 1 million square feet of warehousing and logistics space.
It includes a permanent relocation for the existing Showman’s site for Fairground Operators.
The warehouse will link up with one of our other Next projects using a double-story bridge over the existing public highway to enable automated racking and pedestrians to move between the warehouses.
There have been a number of difficulties with this site, including the major sewer diversion of a large foul and surface water sewer located through the centre of the planned warehouse. We liaised closely with Yorkshire Water and designed a S185 scheme which they agreed and took forward to move the critical asset. In addition, as part of green belt land, there are some popular Public Right of Way routes which we have re-routed around the site.
By offering design creativity and innovative solutions required of such a large build, we will support their ambitious target of having the new warehouse at least partially up and running by early 2022.
We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with Next as the project progresses.