16th March 2022

MA6NITUDE moves forward with construction of 348,000 sq ft logistics accommodation

Magnitude Land LLP, a joint venture between Tritax Symmetry, the development arm of Tritax Big Box and NPLL, has commenced work on a new facility for sweet confectioner, Swizzels.

Main contractor, GMI Construction Group is underway with the construction of the AEW-designed 158,000 sq ft building. Ready for completion by the end of 2022, the facility represents the first phase of Swizzels’ new facility, which could grow up to 458,000 sq ft as future phases are added.

To the northern area of the site at MA6NITUDE, Tritax Symmetry and GMI are delivering two new build facilities which are being built on a speculative basis and will comprise 149,000 sq ft and 41,000 sq ft. available in June 2022.

Speaking about the next phases of development at MA6NITUDE, David Nuttall, development director at Tritax Symmetry, commented: “MA6NITUDE continues to evolve and with the two new speculative buildings available in the summer, we are well placed to welcome new high-quality occupiers to the area. Swizzels’ new manufacturing building will be an exceptional facility for their business and also opens up a further plot to enable us to deliver a 230,000 sq ft building by early 2023.”

Speaking about the projects at MA6NITUDE, Marc Banks, Divisional Marketing Director GMI Construction Group, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been instructed to construct this important new facility for famous UK Confectionery manufacturer Swizzels.  GMI enjoys a strong and expanding working relationship with Tritax Symmetry and we look forward to delivering another high quality outcome for them.”

Matt Pochin, director at Legat Owen, joint agents for the scheme with Savills and B8 Real Estate continued: “MA6NITUDE is already a major business destination in its own right and the high-level of activity, coupled with the fact that the speculatively developed units are constructed to net zero carbon in construction, will certainly appeal to businesses looking for more sustainable accommodation in line with their own ESG values”.

Swizzels’ new facility is due for completion at the end of the year and Unit 11 and Unit 12 are due to reach practical completion in June 2022.

Magnitude Land is being advised by project team including RPS (PM/QS), AEW Architects, civils and infrastructure specialist SGI, and CMS Solicitors.

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