20th Nov, 2017

National contractor appointed to construct new commercial development at airport

Shaun Reynolds 9th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A LEADING national contractor has been appointed to build a major new commercial development at Coventry Airport.

Rigby Real Estate, part of the Rigby Group – the company behind Imperial Park – has appointed Bowmer & Kirkland to construct the three Grade ‘A’ distribution warehouses off Siskin Drive, totalling 575,000 sq ft which make up the development.

Imperial Park, which secured planning consent earlier this month, covers 29 acres and is strategically located just south of Coventry – approximately six miles from junction two of the M6.

The new construction will feature three buildings of 350,000 sq ft, 165,000 sq ft and 60,000 sq ft designed for the logistics and distribution industry.

The £50.6 million investment is being funded by M&G Real Estate – one of the UK’s largest property investors.

Andrew Cox, of Rigby Real Estate, said that work was expected to start in August.

He added: “We are delighted to be working with Bowmer & Kirkland who have a proven track record.

“With full planning consent now granted and the contractor in place, the development will move at a pace and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017.

“We have had strong interest in the units because the site is ideally situated for logistics operators and manufacturers.

“Imperial Park will make a very positive contribution to the Coventry and Warwickshire and wider regional economy.”

Bowmer & Kirkland are also currently constructing the £35 million headquarters for Coventry City Council at Friargate.

B&K regional director, John Clarke, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Rigby Real Estate and look forward to working closely with the Client and his team to successfully deliver this prestigious project.”

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