Pochin’s has been awarded a £10.2million contract to build a 103,00 sq ft development in Liverpool for T.J. Morris. The discount retailer, which owns fast-growing retail brand Home Bargains, has specified Pochin’s to create three new buildings at its Head Office complex at Portal Way.
The development, which will provide an extension of T.J. Morris’s existing presence at Axis Business Park, will see Pochin’s build a 67,000 sq ft distribution warehouse, alongside a 19,00 sq ft staff gym and leisure facility, and a 17,000 sq ft vehicle maintenance unit.
Due for completion in August 2016, the project involves the collaboration of Pochin’s, planners Liverpool City Council, and AJA Architects. The announcement follows recent confirmation that Pochin’s will build a new 237,000 commercial development at Trafford Point, as well as the Rooftop Gardens residential development in Castlefield, Manchester.
Announcing the deal, Jim Nicholson CEO of Pochin’s Ltd, said: “Securing a project of this size with one of the UK’s largest privately owned companies is testament to the calibre of work Pochin’s is currently undertaking. This is our third £10m+ contract in a matter of weeks, and we’re extremely pleased to see our project pipeline expanding with industrial, residential and commercial properties across the North West.”
Joe Morris, Operations Director of T.J. Morris, added: “As a member of The Sunday Times Fast Track 250, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our offering to our clients as well as our staff. These new facilities will significantly enhance our distribution capabilities and we’re delighted to be able to provide these new leisure facilities for our staff.
“We have been extremely impressed by Pochin’s track record in the North West and we look forward to working with them on this exciting development.”