North East & Yorkshire

Market moves in on successful new industrial units

Normandy CourtA highly successful development comprising the construction of four new industrial/distribution units has just been completed at Normandy Court, Wakefield Europort, Castleford, West Yorkshire.

The project was carried out for Ernstone Developments, a division of Pelican Engineering, by Main Contractors AJ Roberts Construction, who have been praised by Mr Richard Crump of Ernstone Developments, who said: “AJ Roberts have done a great job, completed on time and on budget.”

The units, measuring 3,000 sq ft,  6,500 sq ft,  9,000 sq ft and  26,000 sq ft are already proving popular, with Unit 1 having been let by commercial vehicle hire company Petit Forestiere; Unit 2 let to Hyco Manufacturing Ltd; Unit 3 sold to HEC Couriers and only unit five remaining available for sale or rent.

Mr Crump added that he was pleased with the take up of the units. “Despite a tough property market there are obviously still people looking for the right thing at the right price.”

The units are built to the very latest specifications meeting all current building regulations and heat insulation requirements.  Units 2 to 7 have fully finished office areas with separate fully tiled toilets. The first floor storage areas above the offices have first floor windows and staircases provided and are designed to be suitable for converting to additional office space at a later stage.

Wherever possible environmentally friendly features have been incorporated into the design such as low flow taps, dual flush toilets and motion sensitive light switching.

The specification also includes a 6.8m eaves height; a floor loading capacity of 30KN/m²; electrically operated loading doors; gas central heating to offices; external lighting; fully finished offices with Cat II recessed lighting, perimeter cable management system and fully carpeted and kitchenettes in units 2 and 7.

All of the units are steel frame structures with external elevations in metal cladding and cladding roofs incorporating aluminium framed windows, rooflights.

External works include the creation of securely fenced concrete yards and parking areas and soft landscaping.

The Europort development benefits from planning permission for 24 hour operation and is built to a uniformly high standard.  The whole of Europort is served by public transport and has high levels of landscaping within a low density of development.

Earnstone Developments Ltd specialises in the design and development of industrial units and Commercial property in the South Leeds and Wakefield area.

Based in Wakefield, Earnstone Developments Ltd is part of the Pelican Engineering Group which was established in 1919 and has traded continuously since then.

Established in 1958, AJ Roberts Construction is a family-run construction firm with over 25 directly employed staff, a 10,000 sq ft warehouse and a highly experienced management team.

The company’s wide range of expertise in a variety of sectors including residential, industrial, commercial and public – combined with their strong commitment to delivering the highest quality projects for clients and their heritage and family values – makes them the first choice for building and construction in Yorkshire.

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