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Yearly Archives : 2011

Princes Quay is sailing ahead to become the jewel in the city’s food and leisure offering.

Princes Quay’s is currently undergoing a transformation after being snapped up by private equity real estate company CIT Group in a £71million deal in April 2010. From day one, the group’s director Howard Grace said there was “great untapped potential” in Princes Quay, saying he wanted to attract food outlets to the quayside area.

Tate Consulting has been appointed by CIT Group to complete phase II of the food court works along side GVA, which will see the mall entrance from the newly decked area widened and the open plan food court converted to individual food tenant units. Recent tenants to sign up are Pizza Express and Nando’s.

Asda to develop Rochdale distribution centre

Asda is planning to develop a 633,500 sq ft distribution centre on Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale.

Asda plans to create 800 new jobs in Rochdale by opening a state-of-the-art distribution centre on Kingsway Business Park.
Later this month, the grocer is to submit a planning application to develop a 44 acre site on the 420 acre park. They hope to have the facility operationg by the end of 2012.

The development would include almost 500,000sq ft of warehousing and offices and it would handle up to three million cases of chilled frozen food per week as well as other food products.

Head of Network Development for ASDA Distribution Ant Everett said: We need a new warehouse in the North West to service our growing number of stores and Kingsway’s location and the fact that it has direct access to the M62 makes it ideal to service the whole of the north of England. It will provide up to 800 jobs when it’s fully operational and it will be state-of-the-art. We aim to make it one of the most environmentally sustainable developments of its kind in the UK and it would be a flagship development for us, leading the way for ASDA worldwide.”

John Hudson Chief Executive of Rochdale Development Agency (RDA), said: “This is a multi-million pound proposed investment and if the plans are given the go-ahead the centre will be the second largest occupier on the Park after JD Sports. It will mark another significant milestone in the development of Kingsway.”
in the coming weeks, ASDA will be consulting with residents living near Kingsway Business Park.

Currently, Asda has 24 distribution centres across the UK.

Asda Cold Store

Tate Consulting are appointed by Asda to carry out the technical due diligence and co-ordination for the acquisition of circa. 50 acres of land to construct their latest cold store and service centre.

Tate co-ordinated the planning, archaeology, ecology, acoustic, geology, hydrology, transport and infrastructure consultants to provide a single point of reporting direct to Asda. With our purpose designed due diligence risk matrix, we were able to quantify the risk exposure and risk to delivery for a range of possible sites.

Large scale photo voltaic farms

Tate Consulting is in discussions with a development partner and the local planners to create the regions first large scale photo voltaic farms. The PV farm will take up almost 15 acres and produce around 3MW of power.