Switch Wakefield will be a grade A product, said the developer. Credit: Delin Property

Delin paves the way for 490,000 sq ft Wakefield shed

Demolition has started on a 23-acre site in the Europort business park as the logistics specialist prepares to bring forward its Switch Wakefield development.

Contractors are now on site demolishing the existing 375,000 sq.ft building, previously occupied by DHL, and clearing the Whitwood Common Lane site.

Wakefield Europort sits at Junction 31 of the M62. Haribo, Royal Mail, Asda, Bibby and Warburtons are among the occupiers at the site, which lies within a mile of a rail freight terminal.

Reserved matters planning permission is in place for the construction of a cross-docked logistics unit of 490,000 sq ft.

CPP, Colliers and Knight Frank are the leasing agents for Switch Wakefield. The development manager is Firethorn Trust and the scheme has been designed by AEW Architects.

Duncan Jarvis, Delin Property’s head of portfolio & asset management, said: “Switch Wakefield is a signature project for us, showcasing all our strengths in value creation as an owner, developer and manager of logistics warehouses.

“The building will provide a best in class facility in Yorkshire’s premier logistics location. We’re very excited about a project that will be one of the largest for the industrial sector in Northern England.”

Delin said that Switch Wakefield will be constructed to Net Zero Carbon standards, a BREEAM “Excellent” rating and an A-rated Energy Performance Certificate with 2.5 MVA power supply.

The warehouse will have up to 56 dock level doors, eight level doors, and truck yards of 50m and 35m. Internally, the building will provide 15m clear height, and 22,500 sq ft of office space.

The new facility will also provide parking for 62 trucks and 384 spaces for cars, including 79 EV charging spaces, as well as 110 covered cycle spaces.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Delin operates across the Benelux countries, along with the UK, Spain and Germany.

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