Work begins on A46 business units

Work has begun on the seven-month project to build two new business units at Network 46 in Swinderby.

Lindum Construction recently broke the ground of the first phase of St. Modwen’s Network 46 development off the A46, which will create more than 95,000 sq ft of warehouse and manufacturing accommodation.

St Modwen owns more than 30 acres of industrial land in Lincoln.

Planning consent had originally been granted for more than 960,000 sq ft of commercial space on the 70-acre Business Park, part of which has been developed with occupiers including Apogee, Turbine Efficiency UK Mail and DPDUK.

Building work is scheduled for completion in February 2019.

Managing Director at Lindum Construction Simon Gregory said: “We are very pleased to be embarking on this scheme for St. Modwen, a company with which we have established a strong working relationship.

“These units follow on from similar developments at Parkside in Doncaster, where we have delivered high quality, industrial premises which have supported employment growth and stimulated economic investment.

“The Network 46 development is just a few miles from our office in North Hykeham and as a local construction company, we are very happy to be part of a development which is breathing new life into a section of the old Swinderby airbase.”

Leader of North Kesteven District Council, Councillor Richard Wright, said: “We welcome this investment in the District and are pleased that St. Modwen has seen the area’s potential by bringing this development forward.

“North Kesteven is a fantastic place for all types of businesses – from large companies to smaller enterprises.

“Once the construction has been completed, this site will not only boost the local economy but will also enable jobs to be created, something we as a Council are keen to encourage and support.”