Pre-development works on the new 2.5 million sq. ft Follingsby Max prime distribution/industrial development situated in Gateshead being developed by Highgrove have progressed a stage further with practically half of the 250,000 cubic metre of cut and fill earthworks now having been being completed.
Almost 40% of the stone carpet has also now been laid to form a resilient surface with fully serviced plots on track to be completed and ready for immediate development by the end of the year
At the same time, a series of ‘green Infrastructure’ works have commenced including formation of attenuation ponds and drainage features together with completing the capture and relocation of almost 25 great crested newts.
In other works planned, widening works to Follingsby Lane will commence in September and will be complete for Christmas. Incoming services have been planned, capacity has been secured and design works are progressing well
Commenting on progress onsite, David Price – Operations Director of Highgrove also said
Also commenting, David Land, Investment Board Chair at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which manages the Enterprise Zone programme for the region, said:
‘Follingsby Max’, sits directly adjacent to Follingsby Park – the North East’s most prominent and successful industrial/distribution park development. It benefits from excellent access to the strategic road network, with direct access to the A194(M) providing fast connections to the A1(M), the A19 and north with good access to Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside. The scheme is ideally placed to support the region’s growth in key sectors, cementing its reputation as the premier distribution park in the North East.