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Glencar to build Bolton warehouse

12 July 2024

Real estate investor developer Logicor has appointed construction company Glencar, to build out its Bolton 330 warehouse at Little Hulton in the North west.

By Liza Helps Property Editor Logistics Matters

THE SCHEME will see the redevelopment of the former Littlewoods RDC which stands on a plot of some 20-acres to provide a state of the art stand alone warehouse of some 330,000 ft2. Logicor secured planning for the redevelopment earlier this year.

It is thought Logicor acquired the property in 2019/2020 in an off market deal. It was valued at £12.45 million as of December 2021 within the LOGICOR 2019-1 UK Plc investors report published in 2022. The property had previously been let to Littlewoods but was shut down in 2018 and has been vacant ever since.

The project will see the redevelopment of the 20-acre site with demolition of the existing warehouses and removal and recycling of existing hard standings along with grouting of existing mine shafts and ground improvement across site, before construction of the new warehouse.

The new facility will target BREEAM Outstanding and an EPC A rating. It will feature 311,500 ft2 of warehouse space, a 2,000 ft2 hub office and approximately 13,000 ft2 of office space over three storeys. It will feature upto 18m eaves height, as well as 32 dock and three level access doors.

Other sustainability features include LED lighting, EV charging points and rainwater harvesting. The office pod will have a green roof to support local biodiversity and there will be an outdoor gym on site for employees to use. Construction will take 54 weeks with PC expected by Q4 2025.

This development is key in terms of Logicor’s stated aim to redevelop existing assets to support reaching the business’ ambitious sustainability target of a 36% carbon reduction by 2030.