Valor appoints Glencar to build new 223,230 sq ft last mile logistics scheme at Beckton in East London

Glencar, a leading UK construction company that was recently ranked amongst Europe’s fastest growing businesses, has announced that it has been appointed by long-term and valued client Valor Real Estate Partners LLP to design and build a new industrial/warehouse development with ancillary offices, car parking and service yard located at a strategic development site in Beckton, East London.

The development comprises of four logistics/industrial units totalling 215,000 sq ft in a range of sizes from 27,223 up to 81,842 sq ft fitted out to category A specification. The works include the diversion of existing services, demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a new roundabout and S278 Highways works. River wall repairs, part replacement of the existing sheet piled wall and intertidal terracing to the adjacent River Roding is also included. Works have commenced on site already with demo and stats isolations / diversions. Completion is forecast for December 2024.

Commenting on the announcement, Glencar Managing Director London and South Roy Jones said: “We are absolutely delighted to once again be working with much valued repeat customer Valor Real Estate Partners after having completed a number of other projects during the past 18 months at strategic development sites in Beckton and Croydon.

The team is looking forward to once again be getting on site having previously completed two speculative warehouses on Gemini Business Park. The warehouses will be highly energy efficient and targeting an EPC A-5 or better and BREEAM Excellent rating. The units will include ESG credentials such as EV charging stations, LED lighting, Green Roofs and PV roof panels.

Also commenting, Max Freeman at Valor Real Estate Partners said: “We are very excited to be on-site and delivering this outstanding project but to also be partnering again with Glencar Construction. This project brings to market four highly functional units, which benefit from Valor’s latest specification and enhanced sustainability credentials, in a prime last mile location just of the A13. We have no doubt Glencar will be able to deliver on this flagship project for us and we are very much looking forward to the next 12 months of construction ahead.

The development, being marketed as Valor Park East Circular Phase 2, is situated just off the east side of Jenkins Lane, which leads south to the A13 trunk road and the intersection with the A406 North Circular. This provides access to the M11 and M25 (Junctions 30/31) and Central London.