Logistics warehouses and distribution parks provider Gazeley has completed work on an 74,000sq m distribution centre for DIY retailer, B&Q, six weeks ahead of schedule.
The facility will service the company’s DIY and home stores across the south of England and, once fully operational, will create 550 jobs for the local community.
The £70m project is the largest unit at G Park Swindon, and can accommodate further bespoke buildings up to 40,400sq m.
As part of the project, Gazeley said it has worked with Swindon Borough Council to make improvements to the local road network as well as contributing £150,000 for the provision of local art and £700,000 to be invested in the Great Western Community Forest.
Nigel Godfrey, senior vice president at Gazeley, said: “This project has been a key development for Gazeley and to complete something of this size so far ahead of our commitment to our customer is a huge achievement. B&Q are naturally delighted and I believe this further cements our position as the industry’s leading build-to-suit developer.”