Construction is underway at SEGRO’s 92,000 sq ft speculative scheme at Stockley Close, near Heathrow.
SEGRO held a start on site celebration to mark the start of Phase Two at Stockley Close attended by, among others, five students who have gained work experience placements and traineeships at Stockley Close. In association with Uxbridge College two traineeship positions have been filled for site management and operational management and a further three work experience students will be on site to learn construction skills and undertake CSCS training for a week in June and September.
The development at Stockley Close will comprise three highly specified industrial units of 26,420 sq ft, 29,870 sq ft and 36,490 sq ft, all with secure yards, and it will be constructed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
The development is a reflection of SEGRO’s confidence to develop in locations where occupier demand is perceived to be strong.
Alan Holland, SEGRO’s Business Unit Director for Greater London, said: “We are confident in our strategy to speculatively develop in West London, where we are seeing strong occupier demand for well-located modern industrial premises. Stockley Close with its proximity to Heathrow makes it an extremely popular location for a variety of customers. Working with our partners we are delighted to have successfully filled both the traineeship and work experience positions, providing local training for local people.”
The first phase of this SEGRO-owned multi–let industrial estate is fully let and has a broad customer base, which includes well-known businesses, such as Rymans, UTi Worldwide (UK) Limited and Transport for London.
Stockley Close is scheduled for completion in November 2014.