McLaren Construction has been awarded a £41 million contract for Centurion Park, an 11-unit industrial and logistics development in Colchester, Essex, by Tungsten Properties, one of the UK’s leading industrial and warehouse developers.


Centurion Park has been designed for B1C (light industrial), B2 (general industrial) and B8 (storage and distribution) uses and will provide 11 industrial and distribution units across 10 buildings which will total circa 357,500 sq ft.


On completion, the project will target BREEAM Excellent and EPC A+ ratings with buildings which will be net zero carbon in construction and feature LED lighting in offices, electric vehicle charging points and solar panels.


Centurion Park will require extensive infrastructure investment works to create a roundabout and access road from the A120, and install power, gas and water within the fixed programme. Completion is scheduled for October 2024.


David Gavin, managing director for industrial and logistics in McLaren’s London & South division, commented: “We will be using our extensive industrial development experience and supply chain relationships to construct this significant masterplan project. As our first appointment by Tungsten Properties, we look forward to demonstrating our agile approach which will benefit Centurion Park’s delivery.”


Jeff Penman, managing director, Tungsten Properties, added: “Congratulations to McLaren for being appointed as our construction partner for this significant Colchester project. While we have developments all over the UK, this is our second project in Essex, the first of which was in Witham which was successfully built and let.


“This is a strong market with growing businesses needing fast delivery of new, high spec industrial and logistics units. We selected McLaren because of their experience and efficient approach to construction. We look forward to seeing the project progress and the positive impact it will have with local jobs and supply chain.”