Stephen George & Partners was appointed as masterplanner and architect for a project just off Rooley Lane in Bradford, by Prologis Developments Ltd, to design an ambitious mixed-use scheme integrating distribution, industrial and office space together with approximately 200 homes.
The 36 ha (90 acre) site lies adjacent to the M606 on the south east edge of Bradford. Construction of the first building is nearing completion onsite, being a bespoke design for a major national distribution centre for Marks & Spencer plc.
The building operates as a primary northern distribution depot for foods and general merchandise and consists of 96,650 sqm (1,040,300 sqft) of warehouse space which includes 5,295 sqm (57,000 sqft) of ancillary offices, staff welfare facilities and hub office floorspace. To give an idea of the sheer scale of this building, its overall length extends beyond 0.5 km and would house nearly nine full size Association Football pitches inside the warehouse space alone.