Commercial property developer Network Space has appointed Caddick Construction to build the £9.5m second phase of its Tunstall Arrow scheme in Stoke-on-Trent.

Phase two of the Tunstall Arrow development will provide an additional 109,250 sq ft of industrial workspace on the eight-acre plot.

Caddick Construction started on site in November 2021 and is expected to have the new buildings ready for occupation by autumn this year (2022).

Acquired by Network Space in 2013, Tunstall Arrow is a 28-acre former colliery site adjoining the A527 (James Brindley Way) in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent.

Phase two comprises five sheds ranging from 13,000 to 30,000 sq ft. Work also includes significant remediation to address historic coal workings and disused mine shafts.

Phase One opened in 2019, with tenants including the Dutch tool and equipment hire company Boels Rental.

“Logistics and industrial demand continues to be extremely strong across the northwest,” said Network Space development director Simon Peters. “Tunstall Arrow will attract further inward investment and secure hundreds of new jobs for the Stoke-on-Trent.”

Ian Threadgold, managing director of Caddick Construction (North West), added: “The team are keen to bring this brownfield site back to life, particularly with the additional challenges posed by the  former colliery workings.”  

Caddick Construction is currently also working for Network Space on the £15m Spitfire Court on Triumph Business Park in Speke, delivering 12 industrial units ranging in size from 3,000 to 34,000 sq ft. This project is due to complete by early 2022.

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