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Take-off for Gatwick industrial development

Take-off for Gatwick industrial development

Construction of a multi-million pound speculative development of five warehouse units near Gatwick Airport in Surrey is underway, leading construction contractor MCS Group announced today.

London-based property development company Goya Developments is the development and project manager on the scheme, which is being developed by Hillwood Properties – one of the biggest industrial real estate developers in the US.

Hillwood has appointed MCS Group to deliver the five units – a total of around 168,000 sq ft of accommodation – in a £9 million construction contract.

The development is on the 7.7-acre site of the former Philips Research laboratories at Cross Oaks Lane, Salfords, Redhill, near the Thameslink railway line.

Construction has started on site and West Midlands-based MCS Group has completed extensive ground remediation in the form of innovative rapid impact compaction and soil stabilisation.

A complex SUDs (sustainable urban drainage) system will be installed, said group construction director James Currie. Extensive and detailed S278 works to the highway will also be completed when forming the new site entrance.

MCS Group has completed two similar schemes working with Goya, at Egham and Woking.

James Currie said: “This is a very high quality development of five industrial units in what is an excellent location, just a short distance from Gatwick Airport and the M23 motorway. We are, of course, excited to be working alongside Goya Developments who have gained a reputation as one of the leading speculative developers of warehouse space.

“We’ve made a great start in preparing the site and work is progressing as expected, with practical completion scheduled for mid-October.”

MCS Group is currently constructing warehouse and distribution units at sites across the UK and has in the past 12 months won contracts in Kettering, Lutterworth, and Hatfield. The company has built and refurbished more than 300 car dealerships including Audi, BMW, Mclaren and Jaguar Land Rover since its inception in 2003.

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