Construction work on a new speculative warehouse in Speke has started following the appointment of a contractor.
Site owner Davos Property Developments has appointed Barnfield Construction to build the 97,000 sq ft unit, with the facility due to be completed in November. Speke 100 will occupy a prominent location alongside Speke Boulevard less than two miles from Liverpool Airport and the JLR manufacturing plant. The 12-acre site already houses a new flagship Home Bargains store, a Food Warehouse and a Costa.
The high-bay unit will include offices on two floors, car parking and 50m service yard along with a range of ‘green’ features such as EV charging points, secure bicycle storage, a BREEAM Very Good rating and an EPC rating A. The building is available to let at a rent of around £7.95 per sq ft. B8 Real Estate is letting agent.
Jon Thorne, who leads the agency team at B8 Real Estate, said: “With continued strong demand for industrial property from occupiers and a shortage of supply, well-funded developers are still keen to deliver much-needed stock to the market. Speke 100 is one of the largest single unit facilities under construction in the area. When complete, the building will provide a high quality industrial or warehouse facility in one of the most high-profile positions in South Liverpool.”