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PLP breaks ground at PLP Bessemer Park logistics development near Sheffield

PLP has appointed Sheffield based construction contractor J F Finnegan to construct Phase 1 at PLP Bessemer Park, Sheffield. J F Finnegan is on-site and construction to the 179,000 sq ft development is scheduled to start in January 2019.

PLP Bessemer Park, Shepcote Lane, Sheffield is an 850,000 sq ft development site for urban logistics accommodation. PLP Bessemer Park, adjacent to M1 of Junction 34, will be developed in 2 phases.

Phase 1, J F Finnegan starting construction of 2 spec units, 45,000 sq ft and 134,000 sq ft in January 2019 to be completed in Q4 2019.

Phase 2 received outline permission from Sheffield City Council for a 660,000 sq ft development on a build to suit basis.

Neil Dickinson, Chief Investment Officer at PLP commented: ‘We are extremely pleased to be contributing to the success of the Sheffield City Region. We are regenerating a brownfield site with high spec units to a high environmental standard. The development will create a large number of jobs and significantly add to the city’s economic base. ‘

Steve Moriarty of Moriarty and Co, one of Bessemer Park’s agents, said: ‘Initial feedback tells me the site is attractive to the market and these buildings at Bessemer Park will help satisfy operators looking to offer enhanced delivery solutions for customers. The site is ideally placed to serve both national and local occupiers for warehouse logistics and last mile requirements.’

J F Finnegan has a substantial portfolio in the Sheffield region and recently delivered schemes for Boeing UK, The Harworth Group, McLaren Automotive and The University of Sheffield.

J F Finnegan’s Managing Director, Gary Smith commented: ‘We have a strong profile in South Yorkshire and are proud to be playing a strong part in the regeneration of the Sheffield City Region with PLP. We take great pride in delivering our work with dedication and integrity, embracing sustainable initiatives, technologies and design principles to deliver warehousing solutions for occupiers seeking low carbon, low cost warehousing solutions.’

Bessemer Park is immediately south of Meadowhall Shopping Centre and the new Sheffield IKEA store with immediate access to junction 34 of the M1 motorway, six airports within a 90-mile drive with 75 per cent of the UK within a 4.5 hour HGV drive.

PLP and its agents are available to discuss the opportunity and encourage interested parties to make contact.