Muir Construction appointed main contractor at £50m Bellshill logistics park

KNIGHT Property Group has appointed Muir Construction as main contractor on the first two phases of its £50 million speculative development at Belgrave Logistics Park in Bellshill.

Planning consent was granted in September and works have commenced at the new development on the 14-acre site of the former Devro manufacturing facility.

The first two phases will comprise four units of varying sizes. A final fifth unit will follow in phase three.

Knight Property Group said each unit will have an EPC rating of ‘A’ and will be BREEAM accredited. There will also be electric car charging points and solar panels. Electricity will come from a 100% renewable source and water management flow restriction is provided to conserve water use.

The construction process for phases one and two are due for completion in quarter three this year.

Howard Crawshaw, MD of Knight Property Group, said, “We are pleased to see Muir Construction commence works at this exciting new logistics park. As well as having a host of sustainability features, this development has the potential to bring much-needed business and employment opportunities to the area.

“We are confident that it will generate strong interest, as there remains significant demand in the market for this type of property and occupier requirements remain strong, particularly around Scotland’s ‘golden triangle’ where the development is located.”

Patrick Reel, joint MD of Muir Construction, added, “Having worked with Knight Property Group over a number of years, we are delighted to be appointed again and look forward to successfully delivering the first two phases at Belgrave later this year. We currently have 30 personnel on site, including 25 ground and plant operators, plus five from the management team. The works currently being carried out are principally ground works, foundations and drainage, in preparation for the first of the steel being delivered next week.”

Alan Gilkison, partner at letting agent Ryden, commented, “This development provides much-needed logistics and distribution space in the central belt of Scotland. We have already noted positive Interest from a range of potential occupiers seeking high-quality, well-located space.”