Henry Boot Developments to build speculative 55,000 sq ft industrial unit

Henry Boot Developments (HBD) has submitted a reserved matters planning application for a speculative 55,000 sq ft industrial unit, ‘MV55’, at Derbyshire County Council’s flagship Markham Vale scheme.

Markham Vale is a 200-acre industrial and logistics development located at Junction 29A of the M1 in Derbyshire, a joint venture between HBD and Derbyshire County Council. It offers a unique opportunity for businesses seeking direct motorway access coupled with high-quality, purpose-built premises.

HBD hopes to start the 55,000 sq ft unit in early 2019, working towards practical completion in summer 2019. The unit, which fronts the M1, will include flexible office space ranging from 2,500 sq ft – 5,000 sq ft alongside high-quality industrial facilities with four level access doors and two dock levellers and 50 parking spaces provided on site.

Markham Vale is one of the region’s successful industrial schemes, home to the likes of Great Bear, Gist, Ferdinand Bilstein and Sterigenics. The new unit, positioned on Markham Vale West, will sit between Meter Provida and Grangers International, which is currently under construction and due to complete in November 2018.

Andrew Priestley, Development Surveyor at HBD, said: “Markham Vale is a hugely successful scheme, offering the highest quality industrial premises coupled with direct access to the UK motorway network. This is a sizeable speculative unit which will comprise the facilities and features that we know occupiers value the most and which have the greatest impact on operations, maximising efficiency and their potential for growth.

“Our occupiers at Markham Vale are varied but share a common objective in that they’re striving for growth – we focus on providing the space for them to do just that, continuing to create new jobs and progressing the kind of innovation that puts the region on the map.”

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration Councillor Tony King said: “Driving economic growth and creating more job opportunities are key priorities of ours and we’re really pleased Markham continues to play a vital role in bringing investment to the area.

“The site is now home to a range of businesses and we look forward to welcoming even more through this latest development in the near future.”

Markham Vale has 39 acres of land remaining, able to accommodate a range of units from 15,000 sq ft to 300,000 sq ft.