A BUILDING and civil engineering company from Scunthorpe has been appointed to deliver the new industrial and office development at Centenary Park in Rotherwas.

Commercial Property developer Priority Space has hired Britcon to deliver the 68,000 sq ft development over two phases.

Centenary Park is a £6m collaboration with Herefordshire Council to deliver 60 new small to medium enterprise (SME) units at Skylon Park, a 110-acre business site in the Hereford Enterprise Zone.

The project is the largest speculative industrial and office investment in Hereford since the 1950s.

Britcon is now on-site delivering phase one which includes 17,000 sq ft of industrial space for completion early 2019 and 18,000 sq ft of offices which will be ready by spring 2019. The scheme will be the most sustainable buildings ever constructed within the Enterprise Zone with the benefit of solar PV and electric car charging points.

“We are pleased to secure this major contract with Priority Space which is building a strong portfolio of commercial property investments across the UK,” said Britcon’s managing director Paul Clarkson.

“We have already successfully completed three previous design and build projects with the team and look forward to cementing our relationship further with Skylon Park.

Britcon’s commercial sector experience includes the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield, Markham Vale in Chesterfield, Treleigh Industrial Estate in Cornwall, and Language Science Park in Plymouth.

Established for more than 30 years, Britcon is a £47m turnover business which headquartered in Scunthorpe and directly employs 110 people on its project sites across the UK. Key contracts secured in the last 12 months include a £5 million project for McCain Foods, a £13.5 million contract to deliver a new anaerobic digestion plant in Dagenham for food waste recycler ReFood (UK) Ltd, a series of new developments, extensions and refurbishment projects valued in total over £20 million for Lidl, and contracts worth over £4 million for global chemicals business Kemira.