Imminent start at Skelton Gate after new £20 million loan

JPG are engaged as lead consultant to design the infrastructure and development plot arrangements on this 170-acre strategic site at Skelton Gate in Leeds, Aire Valley, which has just today secured a £20m loan from Homes England.

The 170-acre former open cast colliery site already has planning permission for 1,100 new homes, a primary and secondary school, public open space, a local centre and a convenience store, as well as associated infrastructure with construction due to start imminently.

In July this year an additional application was submitted for a further 700 homes, taking the total housing numbers to up to a potential 1,800.

Templegate Developments Limited, the joint venture partnership of Evans Property Group and Keyland Developments, was granted the loan from Homes England.

The Homes England loan will support the initial infrastructure and reclamation works which alone carry a cost of around £53m.

These works will facilitate the development of the entire scheme, which is set to enable the creation of more than 500 new construction and operational jobs.

Peter Garrett, managing director of Keyland Developments, said: “Templegate Developments is committing major investment into the Skelton Gate regeneration scheme and we are delighted with the support the development has received from all key stakeholders and the community.

“The plans to create an entirely new sustainable community, whilst aspirational, have always been entirely deliverable and we are incredibly excited to be at the stage where preparatory works can commence.”

James Pitt, development director at Evans Property Group, added: “The securing of this significant loan from Homes England has unlocked and accelerated the development of Skelton Gate and will enable us to commence the first phase of our groundworks and infrastructure programme with immediate effect.

“The vision for Skelton Gate has been developed over almost a decade with close collaboration between Homes England, Leeds City Council, as well as NHBC and we are now looking forward to commencing on site.”

Work commences on Residential Development in Edgware

JPG Group are pleased to be appointed by PDR Construction to deliver this exciting new Residential Development in Edgware which is expected to Start on site Autumn 2018.

JPG provided Civil and Structural Engineering consultancy services for this new mixed use development in Edgware. The development comprised the provision of 122 residential units and 18,500ft2 of retail space along with 29,500ft2 of amenity space in four blocks. These range in height from three to 18 storeys and are all connected by a podium at first floor. Ground floor areas below buildings provide car parking.

College Trade Park Leeds is underway

Construction has started on site of a former Leeds further education College to transform it into a new £9m College Trade Park.

The site of the former Thomas Danby College in Leeds is being turned into an 80,000 sq ft quality trade park development on Roundhay Road in the north of the city.

The £9m scheme will be named College Trade Park and Stainforth Construction is expected to have completed the build by November 2017 working alongside the architects KPP.

Bridge Estates acquired the site in 2015 and appointed JPG to initially take a view of the site prior to purchase. JPG undertook the site investigations and monitored the demolition process. JPG have provided Civil and Structural Engineering consultancy service on this project.

Paul Crabtree from Bridge Estates said: “College Trade Park is the only speculative trade counter development currently under construction in Leeds.

“Our new gateway development benefits greatly from its strategic location on one of Leeds’ main arterial routes with the area well-established for trade counter uses.”

 

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New Porsche facility geared up in Reading

The new Porsche Centre based in Reading will provide a new state-of-the-art technician training facility.

As Porsche cars embody long-held principles of intelligent performance, so too do the buildings which has incorporated cutting edge architectural design and energy efficiency measures. In a comprehensive expansion, the Facility is now geared up to train technicians on all makes and models.

JPG have been appointed by PDR Construction to design the new technician training facility at Porsche Cars GB Headquarters in Reading. The two storey building is located within the existing site and will provide training workshop areas with offices and training rooms.

The building comprises of a steel frame, which is supported on precast piled foundations. Careful consideration was given to co-ordinating the new sub-structure works and drainage alongside the existing live facility. As part of the development a link bridge will be provided to allow first floor access to the new building from the existing office areas.

Porsche Cars Great Britain Limited is the sole UK and Ireland importer of Porsche cars and is wholly owned by Porsche AG in Stuttgart. The UK and Ireland are the fourth largest market for Porsche in the world. The UK headquarters have been in Reading, Berkshire, since 1977, and in its current location at Calcot since 1985.

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McLaren race ahead on new Technology Centre

A purpose built, multimillion pound Composites Technology Centre for supercar manufacturer, McLaren has received planning approval  for the development on a 1.98 hectare site on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.

Designs have been drawn up for Harworth Group plc by The Harris Partnership and Barton Willmore, with the engineering design undertaken by JPG. The plans pave way for the next commercial development – AMPlify, a further 460,000 sq ft of prime space on the AMP. The development includes the creation of a single 75,000 sq ft building for B1, B2 and B8 uses along with associated access, parking, and servicing, landscaping and other infrastructure.

The announcement builds on the continued international success of the AMRC as an epicentre of regional and national economic impact, a source of life-changing apprenticeship opportunities for young people in industry and a large-scale innovation hub for some of the world’s most dynamic businesses.

Developed with the support of Sheffield City Council, the Composites Technology Centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of advanced carbon fibre chassis for McLaren Automotive’s supercars. The partnership will create more than 200 jobs through a combined investment of nearly £50 million.

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JPG bring some retail therapy to Essex

JPG were appointed on the Blackwater Retail Park in Maldon Essex to provide Civil and Structural Engineering services.

The total retail space is approximately 20,000ft2 including seven retail units and one supermarket.  Tenants on the retail park include Aldi, Next and Home Bargains. The design of each unit was designed and co-ordinated to suit the individual tenant specification requirements.

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The buildings and ground slabs were all future proofed to allow for the future installation of mezzanine floors should the owner decide to develop the retail park further.

 Blackwater retail park visual conceptsJPG were appointed by PDR Construction who are the main contractor on the scheme.

TK Maxx Distribution Centre

TK Maxx new 600,000 sq ft warehouse

Construction has completed on the first phase of a £100m distribution site near Wakefield. JPG worked alongside Caddick Developments, Caddick Construction, KPP Architects and RBA Construction Consultants to complete the 600,000 sq ft warehouse for TJX Europe.

The logistics scheme, Crosspoint33, will be home to TJX Europe, the parent company of retail brands TK Maxx and HomeSense.

More than 1.2 million sq ft of space has been developed for the retailer – the largest the company owns in Europe.

Phase two has outline planning consent and can accommodate up to a further 600,000 sq ft of development on a build to suit basis.

Caddick Developments Ltd, with sister company Caddick Construction have undertaken the project. Once fully operational, it will provide up to 1,800 local jobs.

 

 

 

Gildersome Earthworks Drone Footage

JPG takes flight with on-site Drone

See the latest Drone footage of the Earthworks on the large site just off Geldard Road, Gildersome, Leeds on behalf of CDP. Core SP are undertaking the Earthworks on this large site overseen by JPG.

 

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