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Russells completes £3.5m D&B Leicester scheme

The Pinfold Gate Development in Leicester

The Manchester-based main contractor was appointed to provide a turnkey development, from planning and design through to build completion.

The 3.5-acre Pinfold Gate project in Pinfold Road comprises one unit of 35,791 sq ft, with a yard length of 44.8 metres, and a second unit of 22,217 sq ft or 43 metre yards, plus 86,000 sq ft of service yard and parking space.

The scheme saw the redevelopment of a former textile factory and required demolition and substantial site remediation prior to construction starting. The units are steel frame construction with cladding, fitted out to shell plus fully fitted office accommodation.

Ideal for manufacturing, storage or distribution use, Pinfold Gate is being marketed by Knight Frank and Innes England.

It was Russells’ first scheme for RFX Properties, which is based in Leicester. In addition to the construction, Russells was responsible for the planning and the design, in conjunction with their professional team including Cube Architecture and structural engineers the Healey Partnership.

A spokesman for RFX said: “Russells offered the level of quality in design, build and service that we were looking for. The team was very responsive to our initial enquiry and we liked what we saw of their past projects similar to what we envisioned. The team has proven to be skilled, knowledgeable, efficient and conscientious and we’re happy with progress so far, and in fact are recommending them to another developer.

“We’re particularly pleased with the contemporary, high specification design of the units which we’re confident will help to attract occupiers. This is a fantastic location for any business which needs to get good and components in and out as it’s on the main A607 with easy access to the M1 and M69. Our agents have had some early interest in the units.”

Andrew Russell, director of Russells Construction, said: “Industrial design and build is where this business started and over the last 21 years we’ve developed a delivery model which brings together an experienced team which continues to surpass our clients’ expectations.

“It’s always great to bring a new client on board, thanks to our impressive track record, and I’m pleased they’re happy with how the project is going. Hopefully we can continue working with RFX Properties in the future.”

Agent Jenny Clarke from Innes England added: ”Pinfold Gate provides an excellent opportunity for any business looking to relocate to high quality industrial accommodation within Leicester. The much sought-after location is just minutes from the A6 and less than 10 miles from the M1, giving excellent accessibility to the UK motorway network, providing good links for suppliers and ease of access for employees.”

Inside one of the units at Pinfold Gate