A 103,000 sq ft speculative warehouse is to be built by Hampton Brook at Thrapston, Northamptonshire.
The site is west of Kettering, close to the A14 trunk road. The scheme will comprise a single facility offering warehousing of 98,070 sq ft and high quality air-conditioned offices of 4,930 sq ft.
Ian Jackson, director at developer Hampton Brook, said: “To speculatively build this scheme is a marker of our continued confidence in the County’s distribution market and in response to the increasing demand for warehousing space in the area. We are known for delivering a high quality product to the market and we look forward to attracting an occupier to the scheme very soon.”
The building is to be constructed to a BREEAM ‘very good’ standard and will include a clear eaves height of 12.5m, eight dock-level and two level-access loading doors, and a car park featuring 74 car spaces and 23 HGV parking spaces.
Burbage Reality and Savills are letting the scheme, to be known as Thrapston 103.
Northamptonshire has been the focus of much development activity this year. Clipper Logistics has signed up for 342,622 sq ft of new warehousing at Prologis Grange Park in Northampton to operate its contract with Inditex, the parent company of fashion retailer Zara.
Howdens Joinery has applied to build a 2.67 million sq ft campus-style warehouse facility including around 81,000 sq ft of offices on land west of M1 Junction 15 and west of the A508, south of Collingtree, Northamptonshire.
The 214 acre site will be developed by Roxhill, with Howdens as its tenant.