Work has started on a major industrial scheme which will create 200 new jobs in Stoke-on-Trent.
Network Space has appointed Caddick Construction to deliver the £9.5 million second phase of its Tunstall Arrow scheme which secured unanimous planning approval in the summer.
The development will see five warehouses – spanning 109,250 sq ft of industrial space – built on an eight-acre plot on the opposite side of James Brindley Way in Sandyford.
Phase Two follows the completion of the first phase, which opened in early 2019, and is currently fully let to a host of international tenants such as Dutch tool and equipment hire company Boels Rental, German delivery service DHL Express and Australian fleet management company SG Fleet Group.
Simon Peters, development director at Network Space, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Caddick Construction and to see work start on site .
“Phase Two will build on the success of Tunstall Arrow Phase One which has enjoyed full occupancy since opening.”
He added: “It has been particularly popular with international companies seeking a prime business location in the North West. Tunstall Arrow will attract further inward investment and secure hundreds of new jobs for Stoke-on-Trent.”
Ian Threadgold, managing director of Caddick Construction (North West) said: “We are delighted to be working again with Network Space on another exciting scheme that brings so many economic benefits to the North West.
“The team are keen to bring this brownfield site back to life, particularly with the additional challenges posed by the former colliery workings.”
Tunstall Arrow Phase Two is expected to be ready for occupation in the Autumn.