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McLaren bags £100m contract for super shed

McLaren Construction has bagged a contract to build a “super distribution centre” for Uniserve in a deal worth around £100m, Construction News can reveal.

The 140,000 sq m super DC at the Port of Felixstowe will measure 40 m high.

Uniserve said it acquired the Felixstowe site “under exceptional circumstances” because no other suitable commercial plots were available for sale.

The client achieved detailed planning consent for the project in 2014, with construction due to begin later this year.

Uniserve managing director Iain Liddell said “There has been minimal investment in UK warehousing and distribution over the last seven years, but we were fortunate to acquire this land at Felixstowe and are now building an exciting and unique facility which will service many UK importers and exporters saving them time, money and carbon.”

McLaren Construction managing director Phil Pringle said: “McLaren are thrilled to have been awarded this major contract by Uniserve.

“We look forward to increasing our position in the distribution sector and bringing our expertise to bear on the delivery of what will be a high-profile and state-of-the art facility for Uniserve and a prominent development in Felixstowe.”

Earlier this month the contractor won a trio of shed contracts totalling £40m for developer IDI Gazeley (pictured).

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