McLaren secures £41m Essex industrial contract


McLaren Construction has been awarded a £41 million industrial development contract in Essex.

new build by McLaren
Credit: McLaren

Developer Tungsten Properties hired the company to deliver Centurion Park in Colchester, an 11-unit industrial and logistics development.

The scheme is for B1C (light industrial), B2 (general industrial) and B8 (storage and distribution) uses and will provide the new units across 10 buildings, totalling 357,500 sq. ft.

Associated infrastructure will include a new roundabout and access road from the A120, as well as power, gas and water utilities.

The project is targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and EPC A+ ratings and net zero carbon in construction.

Completion is scheduled for October 2024.

David Gavin, managing director for industrial and logistics in McLaren’s London & South division, said: “We will be using our extensive industrial development experience and supply chain relationships to construct this significant masterplan project.

“As our first appointment by Tungsten Properties, we look forward to demonstrating our agile approach which will benefit Centurion Park’s delivery.”

Jeff Penman, managing director, Tungsten Properties, added: “Congratulations to McLaren for being appointed as our construction partner for this significant Colchester project.

“This is a strong market with growing businesses needing fast delivery of new, high spec industrial and logistics units.

We selected McLaren because of their experience and efficient approach to construction.

We look forward to seeing the project progress and the positive impact it will have with local jobs and supply chain.”

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