Redrow’s new HQ at EMDC

Less than 2 months in and the steel frame will be completed this weekend on Redrow’s new regional HQ on our EMDC site J24, M1.  A great team effort, in particular by Roe Construction.

Less than 2 months in and the steel frame will be completed this weekend on Redrow’s new regional HQ on our EMDC site J24, M1.  A great team effort, in […]

Deal concluded for new beverage production facility at Dove Valley Park, Foston

CWC Group have concluded another Brexit-busting deal with the MEG Group from Germany, to build a multi-million pound state-of-the-art beverage production facility on 30 acres at Dove Valley Park, Foston.

Paul Shanley, CWC Group Director stated “we are pleased to have concluded a deal with this prestigious German company introducing yet another global occupier onto DVP.  This is the result of extensive negotiations both in the UK and Germany.  We anticipate building works commencing on site early 2020.”

The new facility will provide both mineral water and soft drinks for the British and Irish market.  MEG are designing an environmentally friendly development and production facility with sustainable use of the environment and natural resources as a top priority from production, packaging through to logistics.

The new facility will join existing global companies already located on DVP including Kuehne & Nagel, JCB, Futaba and Muller.

CWC Group have concluded another Brexit-busting deal with the MEG Group from Germany, to build a multi-million pound state-of-the-art beverage production facility on 30 acres at Dove Valley Park, Foston. […]

Sodick come to Tournament Fields

CWC Group are pleased to handover a new 45,000 sqft facility to Sodick ,the Japanese global leader in EDM machines on our Tournament Field Business Park in Warwick. The building includes stylish contemporary offices, a large showroom and assembly area, with the ability to expand in the future. A great team effort. Another deal negotiated, constructed and handed over despite Brexit.

CWC Group are pleased to handover a new 45,000 sqft facility to Sodick ,the Japanese global leader in EDM machines on our Tournament Field Business Park in Warwick. The building […]

Multi-million pound European investment comes to Corby

CWC Group are proud to announce that planning consent for a multi-million pound food manufacturing facility has been secured at Centrix Business Park in Corby.

The facility is being developed by CWC Group on behalf of one of Europe’s leading bakery operators.  It will comprise a total of 92,881 sq ft and incorporate a state of the art food manufacturing facility and 20,000 sq ft of Grade A offices.

The new facility will serve as the UK headquarters for the food manufacturer and is a fundamental investment which will enable the company to continue their expansion strategy across the UK supplying many of the top supermarkets.

Initial conversations with the food manufacturer commenced in November 2018 and escalated very quickly.  Throughout the pre-construction process timing has been critical, one of the main driving factors being Brexit on 29 March 2019 and the uncertainties which surround it.  However, with the support of Corby Borough Council consent for the scheme was granted days before the original Brexit date and construction is now underway.

This investment is sure to be recognised as a pivotal deal for the UK and Europe during this time of economic uncertainty as it helps to restore confidence that the UK continues to be a key market in which European countries are keen to invest.

Whilst this development bears great significance nationally, it also offers substantial benefits to Corby and the immediate area.  It will help create potential future employment opportunities which will encourage further investment in Corby and the high quality aesthetics and design will visually enhance the surrounding area which currently stands as a surplus brownfield site having previously formed part of the Tata Steel works.

James Richards from CWC Group commented:

“I am really pleased to have secured this European investment at Centrix Business Park during this time of political uncertainty.  We have certainly been on a very tight programme to achieve planning consent before Brexit and I pay testament to my team of advisers who have really pulled together to perform under the pressure.  I look forward to working with our client and delivering this project on site.”

CWC Group was legally represented by Heather Dixon and Chris Hawrylak of Geldards LLP in this transaction. The purchaser was advised by Mark Brown of TDB Real Estate and legally represented by Grahame Griffiths of Coley & Tilley Solicitors.

 

CWC Group are proud to announce that planning consent for a multi-million pound food manufacturing facility has been secured at Centrix Business Park in Corby. The facility is being developed […]

Fully consented warehouse/industrial unit moves forward at Castlewood, J28, M1

Castlewood Business Park offers prime distribution or production space at Junction 28 of the M1 at its intersection with the A38, providing the East Midlands’ foremost site.

With space already constructed on the scheme of over 1.5 million sqft, CWC Group are pleased to confirm further plans for a prime 207,000 sqft unit on the park.

To follow hot on the heels of CW72, a 72,000 sqft warehouse/production unit which is currently being speculatively built out, CW207 is a consented scheme to provide 207,000 sqft of prime distribution or manufacturing space on the park.   Adjoining the M1 at Junction 28, the consented unit can be erected within 34 weeks and will be available for occupiers to purchase or rent.

Tim Gilbertson of FHP commented, “it is great for us to be able to push forward again on Castlewood to follow on the recent development of a 250,000 sqft facility for Alloga and the forthcoming completion of our speculative development on site of a 72,000 sqft unit.  CW207 will be a welcome addition to the scheme in a market sector with good demand, evidenced by how other developers are frantically trying to find land in the region, whilst we have what we would like to think is the best site in the East Midlands with a fully consented big shed unit which can be constructed within 9 months.

Distribution occupiers always want to be as close as possible to the M1, at CW207 you can literally wave at passing traffic and on a site with occupiers including Alloga, Co-operative Group, Bombardier and many other household names, we really hope that this opportunity will be well received.

Castlewood’s prime location is augmented still further by the recent facilities constructed on site as there is Costa Coffee, and a convenience store and petrol filling station all now providing the facilities that so many stand alone distribution boxes cannot.  A great advantage for businesses to offer facilities on site to attract and retain staff but also it is great to have somewhere to nip out for a coffee for an impromptu meeting or simply have a break from work.”

 

Castlewood Business Park offers prime distribution or production space at Junction 28 of the M1 at its intersection with the A38, providing the East Midlands’ foremost site. With space already […]

Appointment of Ian Dickinson to newly-created role of Managing Director

CWC Group has appointed Ian Dickinson to the newly-created role of Managing Director.

Ian, who has worked at CWC since 2007, most recently as finance director, has a wealth of experience in senior management roles. Since 2015 Ian has taken on a broader leadership role within the business during a period of significant growth and development.

The group recorded a turnover of £104.9 million and an operating profit of £32.4 million for the financial year 2017-18. This was up from a turnover of £93.2 million and profit of £30.4 million in the 2016-17 financial year.

Overall, turnover and profitability at the company, one of the UK’s largest privately owned property groups, has more than doubled over the past five years.

Managing Director of the CWC Group, Ian Dickinson, said: “I am very proud to become the new Managing Director of the business at this very exciting time in its history. As the CWC Group gears up for an exciting future with an extensive pipeline of work covering the next 10-15 years, my focus is on realising value from our existing and new developments while working together with my fellow directors to move the company forwards.

“We have already reported record turnover and profitability in the last financial year and while it is always better to look at long term trends, which are highly favourable for the group and its future development pipeline, we will continue to invest wisely. Our priority remains investing where we feel our intervention can make a real difference.”

Chairman of the CWC Group, David Clowes, said: “Now was the right time to promote Ian, who commenced his new role on 1 March, as our first dedicated Managing Director. He has had a hugely positive impact on the business over the past decade especially over the past five years, a period in which we more than doubled our turnover and profitability.

“One of the unique aspects of our company is the hugely talented and experienced senior team, now led by Ian, and we will continue to look for the very best talent to fill roles within the business as we move forward.”

The company recently moved to new offices at Ednaston, Derbyshire, following a multi-million pound investment. CWC occupies 5,500 sq ft of space in the refurbished Ednaston Park building while the remaining 12,500 sq ft has been turned into class-leading serviced office space.

The group continues to deliver a number of substantial development deals and it has a healthy pipeline of projects. One of the most significant is the Fairham site south of Nottingham where Rushcliffe Borough Council gave the green light early in 2018 for a £750 million development of up to 3,000 new homes and 1 million sq ft of commercial space capable of creating 2,500 new jobs. This flagship regional development will bring much-needed employment and housing opportunities to the East Midlands.

Founded by Charles Clowes in 1964, the CWC Group has flourished over the decades to become one of the largest privately owned property companies in the UK. As an experienced developer, landowner and landlord, CWC has real depth of experience across the full spectrum of real estate activity. CWC has a world-class portfolio of developments in the commercial, residential, leisure, industrial and mixed use sectors across the UK, from Scotland to London and the South East.

CWC Group has appointed Ian Dickinson to the newly-created role of Managing Director. Ian, who has worked at CWC since 2007, most recently as finance director, has a wealth of […]