Honor Wilson Head of Marketing & Communications

GMI Construction Group PLC has been appointed by Trebor Developments to deliver a state-of-the-art business park in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire worth £13m.

Representing a significant milestone for GMI as it expands its operations into new territories, two units of a combined area of more than 158,000 sq. ft will be constructed at Lightning Park.

Expected to be completed in 41 weeks, GMI will collaborate with UMC Architects, Ridge and Nolan Associates, with work on the site getting underway this spring.

Logistics giant DHL UK have signed a long-term lease for the larger unit of 126,689 sq. ft, while the smaller one of 32,200 sq. ft will be built speculatively.

Located in a prominent commercial area just off the A1M and close to the newly improved A14, the BREEAM Very Good development is approximately a mile away from Huntingdon town centre.

Lightning Park comprises 10 acres of commercial development land that Trebor acquired from St John’s College in 2021, with the targeted practical completion date expected before the end 2023.

Gareth Jones, Joint Divisional Managing Director at GMI said: “This project sees GMI expanding its project base further afield and we are excited to be working with Trebor Developments to breathe new life into the area.

“A lot of work has gone into securing the contract and we look forward to delivering another impressive development.”

Greg Dalton, Development Director for Trebor said: “We’re delighted to hit three major milestones for the delivery of this site in securing planning, appointing a contractor, and agreeing terms with a fantastic occupier.

“We’ve worked closely with the occupier and it’s a testament to our delivery team to get to this stage against the backdrop of uncertainty throughout the second half of 2022, and we look forward to delivering the unit in 2023.”