Logistics North, Bolton

Strategic extension of the utilities infrastructure for the phased expansion of Logistics North – at 250 acres, the north-west’s largest live commercial development.

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Our specialist Hydrock MRB team has provided the strategic management for the extension of the utilities infrastructure across huge parts of the Logistics North development close to Junction 4 of the M61 motorway.

In totality, Logistics North provides 4m sq ft of employment space. Our work has delivered the M&E engineering and utility services to four core parts of the overall development, namely:

  • The retail amenities associated with the development which are situated to the front of the park and include a Shell garage, Costa Coffee drive-thru, an Aldi store and a Greene King pub
  • Two warehouses totalling 400,000 sq ft let to Whistl and MBDA
  • Two smaller units, both under 30,000 sq ft, let to Northern Building Plastics and Vaclensa, on which we also delivered BREEAM and energy consultancy advice
  • The Multiply phases which represent ‘phase II’ of the development

Our work on the Multiply scheme includes the extension of all the infrastructure to service the various units, including gas, water, telecoms and electricity, in addition to achieving a ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating on each of the units developed under the scheme. With nine units built out, sizes vary from 149,000 sq ft to 19,000 sq ft.

On the Multiply scheme, we act for a joint venture between Harworth Group and Lancashire County Pension Fund.

Across the whole of the Logistics North site we work closely with Electricity North West to manage the overall power needs and the role of the on-site sub-station. Recognising that different occupiers have different power needs, and that the overall site has continued to develop, we closely monitor the load take up to determine the optimum amount of power required balanced against the investment required to upgrade existing infrastructure.

Images courtesy of Harworth Group plc.

Hydrock MRB is a specialist MEP, energy and sustainability team within Hydrock following the acquisition of MRB Consulting Engineers by Hydrock in October 2019.