MCS Group negotiates industrial contracts with Arcus-PCD

Main contractor MCS Group has announced it has negotiated contracts to deliver two new multi-million-pound industrial developments in the South East.

Longstanding client Arcus-PCD has appointed MCS Group for the construction of two industrial units, totalling 107,000 sq ft, at Bolney in Mid Sussex, funded by Abrdn.

In Crawley, West Sussex, the company will deliver an 85,000 sq ft logistics hub, funded by Russbritt, near Gatwick Airport at the Manor Royal major employment hub.

Keir Edmonds, group managing director of West Midlands-based MCS Group, said: “We have an excellent relationship with Arcus-PCD, going back over many years, and we are therefore delighted to be working with them once again, having successfully negotiated two major, prestigious contracts.

“As we begin 2022 and, like other contractors, face up to the twin challenges of shortages of talent and materials, we are building on longstanding relationships and strategically targeting workload through negotiated contracts.

“In the current climate early collaboration is vital and we believe negotiated contracts work better for both MCS Group and our clients as it allows us to mitigate risk for both parties.”

Arcus-PCD has a proven track record in sourcing, funding and delivering complex developments from their initial design, the securing detailed planning consent, to their letting and sale.

Director Robin Barton said: “Through the very challenging construction procurement climate during the last year, MCS worked proactively with us to bring these two schemes within our 500,000 sq ft pipeline of industrial and logistics floorspace to site. Pre-letting both developments has meant we have been able to tailor the build contracts to the tenant needs and ensure we deliver them on time in Q2 and Q3 this year.”

Award-winning MCS Group delivers major projects across the industrial, storage and distribution sector. The company has also built and refurbished more than 300 car dealerships including Audi, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari and Jaguar Land Rover since its inception in 2003.