Dudleys Consulting Engineers has been appointed by Inceptum2 Management to help deliver the first phase of a new light industrial and trade counter development in Blackburn.
The 9,050 sq ft development forms part of a £13 million gateway scheme on Carl Fogarty Way - named after the local Super Bike legend and King of the Jungle – a new link road from M65 Junction 6 into the town centre.
Designed by KPP Architects, the project comprises one flexible building with mezzanine floor options, that could be let as a whole or subdivided into smaller units to support trade counter us, or existing/start-up enterprises looking for a high quality accessible location.
Dudleys originally provided feasibility advice on the project to support the planning application, taking this through to tender packaging and Dudleys is now working alongside main contractor C & AJ Marshall Builders Ltd to deliver the scheme.
The appointment follows Dudleys decision to open a new office in Prestwich due to its growing portfolio of work in the North West region.
Peter Dixon, Director at Dudleys said,
“We are pleased to secure this first phase project for such an important site that is allocated for significant employment potential. The proactive attitude of the local authority growth and development team has been greatly valued and we look forward to building that relationship as we grow further in the North West.
“The ground conditions for this brownfield site are poor, located in an area known for ground gas generation. We have monitored ground gas works levels in consultation with the Local Authority Environmental Health Department to prove that the risk was lower than initially anticipated and could readily be managed in a sustainable way without the needs for forced ventilation systems.
“The location of the site and the lack of access to existing drainage networks means that we have to undertake extensive consultation and dialogue with United Utilities, the Local Authority and Canal & Rivers Trust to consider numerous options for the disposal of surface and foul water discharge in the most efficient and sustainable manner.”
Construction has now started on site with completion expected later this year. Strong interest has been reported from potential occupiers and Inceptum 2 Management is already looking at further investment opportunities in the area.
Dudleys offers Structural and Civil engineering advice and services across the UK in all key real estate sectors including residential, industrial, commercial, retail and education. Established more than 14 years ago, the privately owned consultancy employs a team of 25 highly skilled engineers in its Leeds and Manchester offices.
Key projects in the North West include Voyage Care with new build projects in Burnley, Ellesmere Port and Liverpool, and Home Bargains with developments in Leigh and Great Harwood. Dudleys is also appointed to assist in the delivery of the latest phase of development at Logistics North, a strategic employment site near Bolton.