GMI Construction starts work on logistics centre in Doncaster, UK

WCN Editorial Team 10 Mar 2022 EUROPE BUILDINGS

GMI Construction Group has begun working on a 430,000 ft2 seasonal warehouse and distribution centre at Symmetry Park, Doncaster, UK.

This centre will be leased by DIY firm B&Q.

GMI was selected as principal contractor to deliver the sustainable project by Tritax Symmetry.

The project is close to the border of South Yorkshire and north Nottinghamshire.

B&Q has agreed to a 15-year lease on this centre, which will be completed in late 2022.

This project will be built to be net zero carbon in construction, as part of Tritax Symmetry’s commitment to carbon neutrality.

As part of groundwork preparations, GMI has started earth moving works.

The 54-acre Symmetry Park project, which is adjacent to J34 of the A1(M), will serve the north of England and the Midlands regions. .

This project is home to luxury dog food supplier, Butternut Box, which took a 151,388 ft2 facility on lease in August 2020 for 15 years.

GMI Construction Group divisional managing director Andrew Hurcomb said, “We are delighted to have been appointed main contractor by Tritax to deliver this major new facility for B&Q.

“Our team has already made an excellent start on site, and we look forward to delivering another high quality sustainable building that will not only prove an asset to this region but helps meet the growing demand from the logistics sector.”

Tritax Symmetry associate development director Freddie Oakey said, “As an existing customer within the wider Tritax Big Box portfolio, we are pleased to have brought B&Q to this Tritax Symmetry development. Having a site with infrastructure already enabled and detailed planning consent in place allows us to provide a premium, bespoke and highly sustainable facility.”

B&Q director of property Mark Jacobs said, “We are planning to launch our highly sustainable seasonal warehouse and distribution centre in Doncaster towards the end of 2022. It will allow us to get more of the most popular products to B&Q stores, and quicker.”

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Image: GMI was selected as principal contractor to deliver the sustainable project by Tritax Symmetry. Credit: GMI Construction Group

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