JPG Group secures contract on 500,000 sq ft logistics site Wakefield 515

JPG Group has secured a contract to provide structural and engineering services for a new 512,850 sq ft logistics warehouse development at Junction 33 of the M62 near Wakefield.

Wakefield 515 is a major speculative venture by Panattoni, Europe’s largest developer of logistics property. Main contractor, Caddick Construction has appointed JPG as part of the delivery team which also includes Kilmartin Plowman and Partners as architect and quantity surveyor.

The site sits next to the established Cross Point 33 distribution centre at which, co-incidentally JPG consulted on the 638,138 sq ft distribution centre for TJX Europe, the parent company of TK Maxx and HomeSense.

The build programme will start in July 2021 with completion expected by June 2021. It includes the delivery of a steep framed single storey 488,500 sq ft cross-dock warehouse with 8 level access doors and 80 dock doors, 16,000 sq ft two storey offices and two 4,000 sq ft hub offices.

Externally, works will include the construction of a 350 sq ft gatehouse, 229 HGV trailer parking spaces, 393 car parking spaces, 8 electric vehicle parking spaces.

The scheme design incorporates sustainable features including rainwater harvesting systems, use of energy-efficient materials, PV ready roof and LED motor sensor lighting. The building will be built to a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ and EPC rating of ‘A’.

JPG is providing the full range of civil and structural engineering services on the project. Its Strategic Land team has produced the initial geospatial analysis as well as a full intrusive site investigation to provide a comprehensive geotechnical and contamination report. The drainage team has also delivered a FRA for discharge of Planning Conditions and designed the site wide drainage and attenuation systems for the project.

The structural team, who were involved in the initial designs for the foundations and frame during the tender process, are consulting through the construction phase with sub-structure design, service yard design and support on the superstructure elements.

Chris Harding, Managing Director at JPG said, “We are pleased to be a part of the delivery team on this regionally significant project. Our previous work in the area means that we already have extensive knowledge of the local landscape and this has assisted the client enormously in planning civil and structural elements.

JPG has previously advised the well-known sweet manufacturer Haribo on the build of its 722,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Junction 31 of the M62 and also historic involvement on neighbouring projects at Pioneer Business Park, Wakefield Europort and Normanton Industrial Estate.

Established in 1988, JPG employs a team of 50 industry experts and provides civil and structural engineering services for clients throughout the UK. It covers all major development sectors with expertise in every aspect of civil and structural engineering from initial site investigation, through design and construction, to the implementation of traffic management schemes.