A CONTRACTOR has been appointed to complete the multi-million pound redevelopment of an industrial site just off the A12.

Investment company Urban Logistics REIT has appointed JW-G Construction to create a modern distribution centre serving the south east at A12 Interchange Park, in Marks Tey.

Completion is scheduled for summer next year.

The redevelopment of the site will take place over two phases, the first of which will see 180,000 sq ft of warehouse space built across five units.

The second phase will see further units added on site, ranging from 2,500 sq ft to 80,000 sq ft.

A12 Interchange Park was home to CF Andersen Timber Products, a 150-year-old importer and distributor, which closed in 2015.

The family-run Islington business acquired the site in the 70s to act as its bulk storage areas.

The buildings housed a sawmill and the site even had its own fire station and firefighters.

John White, managing director of JW-G Construction, said: "We are delighted Urban Logistics has chosen to work with us on this project, which will further boost its portfolio of properties to meet the rapid growth in parcel deliveries particularly since Covid-19.”

The project team includes industrial specialists UMC Architects and agent BNP Paribas Real Estate.