ZTL Contracting has been appointed to support McLaren Construction on the Konect62 project in North Yorkshire.
McLaren Construction was announced to have secured the £73m job at the end of October and has outlined Q4 2023 as a target for the 1.1m sq ft first phase of the Konect 62 logistics and industrial park to be delivered and occupied.
In being appointed to phase 1a and 1b, ZTL Contracting will support on-site set-up and site strip works, which includes tree removal, existing unsuitable stockpiles movement, vegetation stripping, lifting and crushing of hardstandings above and below ground. Additionally, the earthworks will involve rolling dynamic compaction (RDC) and rapid impact compaction, while cut and fill works will include an overdig of lagoons ground stabilisation, import of topsoil, install of Type 1 stone, lining and topsoiling of pond.
Commercial Director Wayne Morris said:
“This is our first project with McLaren Construction and is reflective of our ambitious growth plan for ZTL. Our early engagement with Mclaren has been paramount, and the team have been working on the planning and strategy for the scheme over the past six months. We have also strongly benefitted from our recent investments in plant and machinery (including our recent purchase of an additional Wirtgen 240i stabilisation rig) creating a strong infrastructure of fleet to take on projects of an ever-increasing size such as that of Konnect62.”
“It is great to see all our hard work coming to fruition in being awarded the scheme.”
Phase One will involve four units, which includes ‘Big K’, a mammoth 735,000 sq ft unit along with three smaller units of 161,000, 151,000 and 55,000 sq ft units.
Konect 62 currently has full planning consent from Selby District Council for 1.4m sq ft of prime logistics accommodation while an additional planning application is expected in the new year to extend the scheme to 1.8m sq ft.
Henderson Park and Cole Waterhouse recently completed the £54m acquisition of the 136-acre site, which is located near to Junction 33 of the M62 and A1 (M).
This latest project will mark a special return for one employee. Luke Haworth, a Contracts Manager with the group, used to work at Kellingley Colliery. The colliery was the UK’s last deep mine and closed its doors in 2015 after 50 years of operation.
Haworth said: “Having worked as a miner in the Colliery since I was 18, the mine was a big part of my life. I worked my way up through the ranks and was part of the last coal team to leave the mine when it closed, so it’s special for me to return to the site. Being from a mining family, I’m proud to be involved in the transformation of the mine and to see how the area can flourish with the new business it will bring to our region.”