The scheme is envisaged as allowing local firms to grow. Credit: Wykeland

Wykeland advances £10m Melton West phase

The Hull developer will take forward 84,000 sq ft of industrial space with two larger sheds accompanied by a terrace of five 5,000 sq ft units.

Named Evolve @ Melton West, the phase’s two larger units will weigh in at 37,000 sq ft and 22,000 sq ft respectively.

All units will be available to let from early 2025. Garness Jones and CBRE are instructed as joint agents.

The development will form part of the wider Melton West site, off the A63 west of Hull.

Online retail giant Amazon is among Melton West’s occupiers, with work starting this year on a 500,000 sq ft-plus base to add to its existing delivery station.

Construction on the Evolve units is expected to begin in May, with the new units due to be ready for occupation late in the first quarter of 2025.

Wykeland development director Jonathan Stubbs said: “We’re delivering Evolve @ Melton West to provide much-needed modern space to meet the needs of growing businesses.

“The market is telling us there is a shortage of high-quality facilities of this kind and a pent-up demand for them.

“We are approached regularly by businesses looking for a new space to move into, to support their growth. Those companies are looking for facilities that are ready made, modern, energy efficient and fully fit for purpose.

“The shortage of such facilities is stifling investment and growth within the region and that’s an issue that Evolve @ Melton West will help to address.”

Five units of 5,000 sq ft will be available. Credit: Wykeland

The buildings will be EPC A-rated, with rooftop solar panels, green living walls and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Cycle storage shelters will form part of the development, which will also feature planted green roofs, with fast electric vehicle charging also available for public use.

The buildings allow high levels of natural light in, thanks to translucent roof panels, creating bright and attractive workplaces and reducing the length of time when artificial lighting is required.

Stubbs added: “Evolve @ Melton West will build on the huge success we have already seen at the wider business park, in both attracting major businesses to the region and retaining employment within the area.

“We believe there will be strong demand for these units from businesses looking for modern facilities with excellent sustainability features at a location offering easy access to the regional and national road network.”

Melton West is located off the A63, providing easy access to the M62 corridor, M1 and A1.

Other occupiers include Heron Foods, shower maker Kohler Mira and generator manufacturer Allam Marine.

Almost 2.5m sq ft is already under construction at Melton West, including medtech giant Smith+Nephew relocating from its existing site in Hull to a new £100m R&D and manufacturing facility.

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