Henderson Park and Cole Waterhouse have appointed Savills as joint leasing agents at Konect 62, a major industrial and logistics development in Knottingley, West Yorkshire. Savills will work alongside DTRE and Sixteen Real Estate.

Construction has commenced to develop Phase 1 comprising 1.1 million sq ft of market leading, energy efficient warehouse space across four units. This will include ‘Big K’, a 735,000 sq ft unit, one of the largest ever delivered in the North of the UK. Three further units of 161,000, 151,000 and 55,000 sq ft will also be constructed with practical completion scheduled for Q3 2023.

Konect 62 will target BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and an EPC A efficiency rating, providing occupiers with a sustainable building that will provide utility long into the future. Measures include roof lights, EV charging facilities, LED lighting and mechanical heat recovery. Each unit will also be solar PV-ready, enabling occupiers to further their own sustainability agendas.

Located on the axis of the M62 and the A1(M) motorways, Konect 62 is strategically positioned to address local, regional and national markets. Nearby logistics occupiers include Amazon, Asda, Stoelzle Glass, TJX Europe and GXO while outline planning is in place for an adjacent multi-modal rail facility.

Tom Asher, industrial and logistics director at Savills Leeds, comments: “Konect 62 will become one of the UK’s best connected manufacturing and distribution hubs when the first phase completes next year. Its standout specification, coupled with the excellent location, makes this a hugely desirable scheme for both regional and national occupiers.

“We are continuing to see a significant lack of supply within the Yorkshire industrial market, particularly for big box units, so we expect to see strong interest in Big K and indeed the wider Konect 62 development.”

David Nuttall, managing director of industrial and logistics at Cole Waterhouse, comments: “We’re making great strides delivering Konect 62 and bringing Savills on board to augment our team of DTRE and Sixteen Real Estate will further drive the site forward as we move into 2023. We’re making a significant statement in delivering such a large scale of development and we have the potential to bring forward a further 800,000 to 900,000 sq. ft in future phases.”

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