July 20, 2024

Caddick to build logistics hub in Wolverhampton

Caddick Construction has been awarded a £12m contract by Staffordshire Pension Fund to build a new 100,000 sq ft distribution warehouse at Vernon Park in Wolverhampton.  

Construction of the new two-storey industrial unit is set to begin this month, with Caddick Construction overseeing the base-build to facilitate manufacturing, storage, and distribution operations.

The construction project will encompass the development of access roads, hardstanding areas, car parking facilities, cycle storage, and external landscaping at the new site located at Junction 1 of the M54.

Caddick will also be responsible for the installation of loading doors, dock leveller equipment, fire escape staircases, elevators, and ancillary spaces. Additional installations will include heating, comfort cooling systems, domestic hot and cold water services, electrical systems, fire alarms, as well as general and emergency lighting.

The project contributes to the expanding portfolio of Caddick Construction in the Midlands, encompassing the Urban Splash and Places for People’s Port Loop development in Birmingham, where construction commenced in 2023.

Vernon Park further enhances Caddick Construction’s extensive portfolio of industrial developments throughout the North and Midlands, encompassing projects for Network Space and Chancerygate.

Ray O’Sullivan, Regional Director of Caddick Construction Midlands, commented: “We are building a healthy project pipeline in the Midlands, which is flexing our expertise in a number of our core sectors, including residential, commercial offices, and industrial and logistics. We have an excellent team in place to deliver Vernon Park, and we will be working with suppliers and subcontractors across Wolverhampton and the West Midlands to support our delivery of the project.”

The design and consultant team at Vernon Park includes UMC Architects, Virtus Consult as project managers and quantity surveyors, Rodgers Leask as structural and civil engineering and M&E engineers, Couch Perry Wilkes.