Link 9 Development
Significant progress is being made on the major new Distribution, Production and Headquarters development, known as Link 9, in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
This 35 acre, 530,000 sq.ft scheme will comprise of 7 units, designed to the highest of standards, each with large service yards and car-parks.
Plot 3 is subject to the most recent activity, with Construction Company Mick George Ltd currently permitting Earthworks to the site, on behalf of Parkway Construction (MK) Ltd, who have been contracted to design and build a single, sub-divided industrial unit, valued at £6million.
Totalling some 80,000 sq.ft, the development will include the formation of a series of new water attenuation swales, tanks, culverts and ditches, that make the site fully SUDS compliant. On top of this, construction of new access roads, drainage, as well as an estate wide foul storage and pumping chamber, will be installed.
The Link 9’ development, which is anticipated for completion in early 2018, is strategically located adjacent to the busy M40 and A34 road networks and dynamic economic region of Oxfordshire, providing access to a skilled and expanding labour workforce.
Bicester is at the forefront of Oxfordshire’s growth plans, and with the population expected to grow from 30,000 to 50,000 within the next 15 years, this development is just one of a number of significant infrastructure projects taking place. Others include; a new rail-connection to Oxford and London, expansion of the Bicester Village Retail Park and comprehensive redevelopment of the town centre.
The Oxfordshire region is becoming more fruitful for Mick George Ltd, as the company continues its geographical expansion. The works aforementioned are the second completed on the Link 9’ development, and follows up on the £1.3million Earthworks package concluded at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, in the Science and Technology district of the county, earlier this year.
Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd. Commented: ‘’Our relationship with Parkway Construction (MK) Ltd is a positive one. They are particularly well connected in this area of the country, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work in partnership with them on yet another large project.’’
George Continued: ‘’More and more Contractors that we have a longstanding relationship with, are appreciating our extended reach and are utilising our services throughout the country.’’