Construction has officially started on phase two of Airview Park, after planning permission was granted by Newcastle City Council for a new multi-million-pound office development
Airview Park developers Tynexe Commercial Ltd will deliver a new 20,000 sq ft scheme at the 175,000 sq ft site next to Newcastle International Airport.
The scheme will consist of two buildings, the first being a digitally-enabled centre of excellence and shared workspace facility to help new start-ups launch, and regional SMEs scale up and take advantage of global trade and export opportunities.
The second building will offer high-quality commercial space for multiple occupancy lease or alternatively, as a single occupancy head office base.
North East construction company, Brims, has been appointed as the main contractor for phase two, which is hoped will attract many new organisations to the site and the region.
Initial ground and enabling works have started including the excavation of plots 2A and B to formation level, with build activity on plot 2A also underway.
‘Strengthen economic growth and international trade’
Mike Clark, director of Tynexe Commercial Ltd commented: “This is another fantastic addition to AirView Park as well as the North East’s business landscape.
“As one of the region’s most strategic sites, the development will fully support local SMEs as well as attract new organisations to the region to further strengthen economic growth, international trade potential and recovery.
“We’re delighted to have appointed Brims Construction as the main contractor for phase two, which again helps to support and protect local jobs including those within wider supply chain organisations.
“Brims has vast experience creating high quality industrial and commercial schemes, and so work onsite will now move at speed. Initial groundworks have started on the first building and by the end of the year, we will have a new scheme that delivers the very best facilities for potential occupiers.”
‘Groundworks and drainage installations are currently underway’
Peter Reek, project manager of Brims Construction added: “Activity is progressing well on site with the groundworks and drainage installations currently underway.
“Further ground clearance works are planned for the rest of the month whilst the erection of structural steel frames for phase 2A are due to commence at the end of January. This is a great scheme for Brims to be involved with and one that is expected to be popular once built.”
Director, Richard Wood, added, “AirView Park is a very exciting scheme with high quality commercial space planned. We’ve worked with the client and members of their team previously, and we’re confident that Brims represents the final piece in the jigsaw in bringing together a very successful team and project delivery for everyone involved.”
Construction is expected to last eleven months, with the completion of the first building anticipated in the autumn.