Work begins on M42 industrial site

Hodgetts accelerate infrastructure programme at Tamworth distribution hub.

Hodgetts Estates has begun a £2.5 million infrastructure works programme at its 678,000 sq ft logistics and distribution hub Core 42, near Tamworth.

The infrastructure works follow on from the successful completion of the new access from the A5 trunk road completed in February this year. Buckingham Group contractors are now on site with the works expected to take around five months and leave a fully serviced site capable of accommodating three Bigbox buildings with sizes ranging from 100,000 to 345,000 sq ft.

This news comes on the back of the announcement in August last year that planning permission had been received for the Core 1 bigbox unit, amounting to 345,414 sq ft with 15m clear height, 50m yard, 221 car parking spaces, 84 HGV parking spaces on a plot size of 16.89 acres.

Edward Hodgetts, Development Director at Hodgetts Estates said: “The market resilience over the last few months has provided us with the confidence to award the full infrastructure contract for the site. With planning now in place for Core 1, it means construction can be commenced within four weeks of securing an occupier with Practical Completion being achieved eight months later.”

The prime location is adjacent to Birch Coppice and benefits from being within half a mile of Maritime Transport’s state-of-the-art Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal and the same distance from Junction 10 of the M42 near Tamworth. When fully developed Core 42 Business Park will have an end value in excess of £70 million and could bring as many as 1,000 jobs to the North Warwickshire area.

Cushman & Wakefield and Avison Young are agents for the site.