Triton secures £6.2m contract with Chancerygate to deliver final phase development at Mersey Reach

Left to Right: Ian Johnson, Project Manager, Chancerygate; Chris Quinn, Regional Director, Triton Construction; Craig Lomax, Senior Site Manager, Triton Construction (rear); Dave Mulhall, Senior Engineer, Triton Construction (front); Jon Pendlebury, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Triton Construction (rear); Andy Gaskell, Contracts Manager, Triton Construction (front); Iain Taylor, Director, Northwood Regional UK

Triton Construction has secured a £6.2 million contract to deliver the second and final phase of development at Mersey Reach, a significant new 102,485 sq ft logistics development in Aintree, Liverpool.

The contract includes the design and build of twelve new buildings ranging from 4,036 sq ft to 29,719 sq ft. to include internal offices and yard space. Triton will also deliver external works including landscaping, carparking and draining to the units.

Scheme developer, Chancerygate appointed Triton to the contract after a competitive tender process on the back of its extensive credentials in delivering high quality, value engineered industrial developments.

Chancerygate is the UK’s largest multi-unit industrial developer and asset manager operating nationwide. The company currently has around three million sq ft of industrial space under construction and manages in excess of £255m of assets across more than five million sq ft of commercial space in 390 units.

Mersey Reach is situated on a 13.5-acre site on Dunnings Bridge Road and is strategically located on a prominent gateway route into Liverpool SuperPort with fast access to the M57 and M58. The first phase comprising 112,500 across four units was successfully delivered and pre let before being sold to Northwood Urban Logistics.

The Build Team from Triton Construction, along with Chancerygate and Northwood Urban Logistics met on site last week to mark the official start on site for the project which is expected to be completed at the start of 2022.
Chris Quinn, Regional Director at the Warrington office at Triton Construction said,

“We are delighted to secure our first contract with Chancerygate as a prolific developer that is proactive in delivering exceptional logistics locations. We hope that this is the start of a successful and long-term relationship between the two companies.

“Our presence in the North West is expanding rapidly and with this project, together with our other successful achievements such as the refurbishment of the iconic Royal Liver Building in Liverpool and the radical new Big Yellow self-storage building in Manchester, we are making great progress in achieving our growth potential.”

Ian Johnson, project manager at Chancerygate, said:

“We’re pleased to see work start on site at phase two of Mersey Reach and look forward to working closely with Triton Construction to deliver a top-quality industrial scheme.

“Phase one of Mersey Reach has been a real success and we look forward to phase two following in its footsteps, providing prime industrial space to meet the needs of businesses across Sefton and the wider Liverpool City Region.”
Iain Taylor, Director at Northwood Urban Logistics, which is funding the project said,

“This type of development has not been seen in the area for almost 15 years and will be a valuable addition, contributing to the need for more floor space and the positive effect on the local economy in terms of construction, permanent jobs and investment.

“Phase two of the development will be available from February 2022 and is already attracting early interest from trade counter, industrial and warehousing operators. There will be a range of units from 5,774 sq ft to 29,719 sq ft.”

Triton Construction is a £50 million turnover company providing design and build, civils, fit out and refurbishment services. Established for more than 16 years it employed over 80 people across offices in the North West and Yorkshire.

Triton has considerable experience in delivering commercial projects. Other industrial scheme completions include a new warehouse for Tech Folien in Liverpool, a new warehouse, offices and distribution facility for food manufacturer Gordon Rhodes in Bradford, and a scheme for three high specification industrial units on Whitehall Road in Leeds.

Other project highlights for Triton in the last 12 months include the ongoing Premier Inn hotels extensions framework, a new testing facility for British institution and gear engine pioneer David Brown Santasalo, an extension for Bolton Muslim Girls School.