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Harris cm has won a £1.9million design and build contract to construct a 14,000 sq ft warehouse and tool hire centre that will be occupied by Travis Perkins at Vesuvius – a scheme by property development and investment company, CEG in Worksop.

This latest contract, which will start on site during November 2021, follows Harris cm completing work this summer on 18 industrial and retail units at Vesuvius which cover a total of 45,000 sq ft, alongside a 2,000 sq ft modular unit that is now occupied by Burger King.

Once complete, CEG’s multi-million-pound redevelopment of the Vesuvius site will offer a wide range of commercial space including light industrial units, storage facilities, distribution centres and office space.

Subsequent phases will offer larger employment units, including speculative and pre-let space, as well as design and build opportunities. The site was previously home to the Vesuvius brickworks, but it sat derelict for more than a decade.

Jason Adlam, CEO at Harris cm, said: “Vesuvius is one of Worksops’s largest ever speculative employment developments, with an impressive design, scale and build quality. After completing work this summer on the development’s latest phase, we’re delighted to secure a subsequent contract to build a bespoke unit for Travis Perkins.

“We’re now looking forward to working with PRC Architects, MAC Construction Consultants and Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers to deliver another integral part of the Vesuvius scheme.”

Lawrence Escott, investment manager from CEG, said: “Vesuvius is fast becoming a thriving commercial destination and Travis Perkins will be a welcome addition. Harris CM has already successfully delivered a superb range of high-quality units within the development this year, which made them the ideal company to appoint for this latest project, which is being built to Travis Perkins’ exact specifications.”

CEG has planning permission for more than 200,000 sq ft of employment space on the 47.5 acre Vesuvius site. In 2018, supported by D2N2, CEG also delivered a £5.5million package of works to create a new roundabout and access road opening up Vesuvius and remediating it for redevelopment. Asda completed its 70,000 sq ft foodstore and petrol filling station last year creating 200 new retail jobs.