Henry Boot Developments (HBD) has started on site with Markham Vale’s newest building, a 52,500 sq ft unit for Protec International that will see the creation of up to 45 new jobs.

Protec International is the leading supplier of The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) approved flame retardant temporary protection materials to the construction and house building sectors.

The site covers 5.39 acres and will comprise 50,000 sq ft of warehouse space including 2,500 sq ft of office space with room for future expansion, plus 35 parking spaces.

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

Andrew Priestley, Development Surveyor at HBD Sheffield, said: “It’s great to see work starting on site – with its combination of high-quality, purpose-built property and an unrivalled location and transport links, we’ve no doubt that Markham Vale will prove the ideal base for Protec as the business grows and continues to expand its team. Working to a 26-week timeline, we look forward to completing the Protec development in September.”

Stephen Cox, Managing Director of Protec International, said: “We look forward to moving into our new base at Markham Vale later this year, pushing ahead with our growth plans which will create up to 45 new jobs across both phases. The location couldn’t be better for accessing the national motorway network, and will allow us to continue delivering our range of building protection solutions to our construction industry clients on a next-day basis.”

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, Councillor Tony King, said: “It was great to meet Protec and visit where their new base will be at Markham Vale and we’re pleased work is now underway.

“The firm will be a fantastic addition to the site and it’s great to hear they’re looking to create up to 45 new jobs for local people too.

“Markham’s excellent location off Junction 29A of the M1 will be great for Protec and we’re pleased that the site continues to attract a range of companies that can grow and thrive there.”

Plots of up to 15 acres remain available at Markham Vale and can accommodate flexible design and build unit options up to 300,000 sq ft.