The enormous scheme by joint developers Henderson Park and Cole Waterhouse will be built on the site of the former Kellingley colliery near the junction of the M62 and A1(M).
It is being brought forward speculatively and represents the country’s only inland distribution park ready enabled to offer tri-modal connectivity to the UK and continental Europe via road, water or rail.
Phase One will involve four units: ‘Big K’ a 735,000 sq ft unit, one of the largest ever delivered in the North of the UK, as well as three further units of 161,000, 151,000 and 55,000 sq ft, catering to a variety of potential occupiers.
Konect 62 holds full planning consent for 1.4m sq ft of prime logistics accommodation, however plans are under review to enlarge the scheme to 1.8m sq ft, with a further planning application for the additional area due to be submitted in the new year.
David Nuttall, managing director of Cole Waterhouse industrial and logistics, said: “Appointing McLaren to deliver these sustainable and high-quality units so quickly after we acquired the land and completed the construction funding is a major step forward for Konect and a statement of intent from the partners involved.
“We plan to be on site within four weeks with completion from Q3 2023.”
The project team includes: C4 Projects acting as architect, project manager and cost consultant; planning consultant Barton Wilmore; XOsquare as structural engineer; Novo Integration (M&E); Terra 97 (Geo-environmental) and Axis PED (transport).