Pochin’s Ltd is to build a new depot for SP Energy Networks at its flagship business park, Midpoint 18.
SP Energy Networks is part of the Scottish Power group, and is to occupy a 90,000 sq ft plot at the 450-acre business park in Middlewich, which is home to some of the country’s major distribution companies, including Wincanton, Kuehne + Nagel and B&M Retail.
The new development, which includes 17,500 sq ft of warehousing and offices, as well as yard facilities, will serve around 65 of SP Energy Network’s field engineers, technicians and office staff in addition to its existing Middlewich site on Dalton Way.
Commenting on the deal, Pochin’s CEO Jim Nicholson said: “Midpoint 18 has long been an attractive location for businesses with significant distribution operations in the North West. To date, it has delivered over 1.5 million sq ft of mixed employment space and over 2,000 jobs, so it’s fantastic to see another business of SP Energy Network’s calibre taking up residence.
“While the construction element of Pochin’s is currently thriving with projects across the North West, we’re extremely pleased that our investment portfolio continues to grow and provide new opportunities for development in the region.”
John Heathman, district manager for SP Energy Networks, commented: “Middlewich has been home to our North West operations for more than 15 years and long may it continue. This new site at Midpoint 18 will enable us to better accommodate the staff needed to support our growing customer base and we’re proud to be partnering with Pochin’s, another Middlewich business, for its delivery.”
Work on the project is set to begin this month.