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Hewlett's £7m groundworks package starts Leeds logistics hub

6 Nov 14 Hewlett Construction has begun work on the first phase of a £96m logistics park in Leeds.

Left to right are Lucie Jones (Hewlett), Simon Bottomley (Evans), James Pitt (Evans), Peter Garrett (Keyland) and Chris Stacey (Hewlett).
Left to right are Lucie Jones (Hewlett), Simon Bottomley (Evans), James Pitt (Evans), Peter Garrett (Keyland) and Chris Stacey (Hewlett).

Aire Valley Land, a joint venture between Evans Property Group and Keyland Developments, is developing the 165-acre Temple Green logistics hub within the Leeds Enterprise Zone.

Hewlett has a £7.5m contract for the road infrastructure and groundworks.

Temple Green is the largest of four development sites in the Leeds Enterprise Zone with planning permission for more than three million square feet of developed space. Consent was recently granted for Phase 1 which includes Leeds City Council’s 10-acre, 1,000-space park and ride transport interchange together with development plots totalling 10 acres for motor dealerships and petrol filling station with ancillary retail to service the park and ride users and nearby occupiers.

The main 1km spine road that Hewlett is building will open up the 25-acre Phase 2 site, which can accommodate up to 500,000 sq ft of industrial, advanced manufacturing, storage and distribution space.

Hewlett’s 10-month programme of works, which involves shifting 400,000m3 of soil, is scheduled to be completed in August 2015, when work on the park and ride facility will start.

Hewlett Construction managing director Alan Cooper said: “Temple Green will undoubtedly become a flagship logistics base for the city and we are delighted to be undertaking the works to facilitate its development. The 10 month intensive programme will create a series of development platforms and our team is now on site undertaking the preparatory works.” 

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