ProLogis reaches key milestone as the first phase of Bradford scheme nears completion
International business park developer ProLogis is due to complete the first phase of a £100 million distribution centre in Bradford at the end of this month.
The 1.1 million sq ft building developed for Marks & Spencer by ProLogis is almost complete and is due to be delivered to the retail giant later this month. Marks & Spencer plans to open its new distribution centre, which will achieve a BREEAM excellent rating, at the ProLogis Park Bradford by late 2010. The next phase will deliver a 250,000 sq ft build-to-suit carbon neutral distribution facility and business units suitable for SMEs and national companies.
As the regeneration programme moves into the delivery phase - in the seventh year of a 20 year plan - key achievements can also be seen in the city centre, including demolition work commencing to make way for the first phase of the flagship six-acre City Park. McAleer and Rushe’s 120,000 sq ft office and 200-bed hotel Southgate scheme is taking shape and is on schedule to be completed later this year. Work is also set to start imminently on the sustainable student village, as part of the £750m Learning Quarter.
Kevin Reed, economic development service manager at Bradford Metropolitan District Council said: “The scale and significance of the ProLogis Park Bradford scheme is clear to see as the first phase nears completion. This is a significant step forward for Bradford, as the development will not only create opportunities for investment, but it will stimulate the local job market as well”.