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Triton Construction - Wortley Low Mills

Triton completes £5m industrial scheme in Leeds

Triton Construction has completed the development of a new 65,000 sq ft. industrial scheme on the historic Wortley Low Mills estate in Leeds.  Whitehall Point now offers three purpose-built warehouse units of 13,600 sq ft., 31,600 sq ft. and 20,000 sq ft. for which the latter is pre let.

Leeds developer and investor J Pullan & Sons acquired the site on Whitehall Road in 2017 and subsequently instructed Triton to prepare the site for its £5 million development plan.

Former site owner and occupier, Rhodia UK decommissioned its operation in 2011. Before that it was a woollen mill and dye works owned by Glover Bros until around 1930.

After a 12-week site preparation programme, Triton installed two pre-cast road bridges over the beck to provide access to the site. It then delivered the build of the three new warehouse units which have prominent frontage onto the A58 with immediate access to the Leeds Outer Ring Road and on to the M621.

The detached steel framed units were built to a high specification with first floor office accommodation, 2 ground floor level loading doors, large and secure service yards and secure perimeter fencing.  The pre-let unit to MKM Buildings Supplies features a purpose-built large showroom and trade counter with an oversized yard area for external storage.

Ian Chapman of Triton Construction said,

“We are pleased to complete our second project with J Pullan & Sons with a successful handover.  This development was challenging due to the ground conditions and necessary works for site access but we were still able to work with the pre-let tenant to provide early access for fit out.”

Bruce Strachan, Property Director at J Pullan & Sons, said,

“Having worked with Triton Construction as main contractor on the construction of a new DPD Depot at Howley Park, Morley we were pleased to work with the team again on the Whitehall Point project.   The ground conditions have made for a challenging site but Triton worked with us diligently and delivered a quality product.  MKM Builders Merchants has taken occupation and are delighted and we are now dealing with strong interest for the two remaining speculative units.”

Established in Leeds in 1885, J. Pullan and Sons is a family-run property development and investment company active in the commercial, industrial and residential property market.

Triton Construction is a £60 million turnover company providing design and build, civils, fit out and refurbishment services.  Established for more than 14 years it employed over 80 people across offices in the North West and Yorkshire.  Its most recent commercial portfolio includes a £5 million facility for Big Yellow Storage in Manchester, a 30,000 sq ft. warehouse for Tech Folien at Triumph Business Park in Liverpool, upgrades for Leeds Bradford Airport terminals and a new recycling centre for Next.