Portsmouth City Council has appointed BAM construction to deliver the new 13M Dunsbury Business Park industrial unit. Work has started on-site for what will be the fifth unit at the 45 – acre business Park. It will include offices, a service yard, car parking, access roads and associated servicing and landscaping. The building will be ready for production in 2022, creating around 120 new manufacturing and engineering jobs
Following a Direct Award tender process BAM was chosen to deliver the scheme through the Procure Partnerships South East Framework.
Unit five will be a 10,000m2 industrial warehouse and 750m2 office making it the largest of the plots to be developed so far. This space will be taken by Bio Pure Technologies Ltd, part of the high-end industrial /pharmaceutical pipework specialist Watson-Marlow. The company’s products are highly valued by customers in the biopharmaceutical sector, a sector which has been at the forefront of news during the global pandemic.
“This is the largest development of a dedicated manufacturing facility on the south coast this year. It’s also the biggest new warehouse facility to be built on the south coast since BAM built a global headquarters for international clothing brand Fat Face in 2017 – also at Dunsbury Park.” Kevin Hudson, Portsmouth City Council, Head of Development.
“This is an interesting appointment for us because Portsmouth has used Procure Partnerships, and it is a direct appointment for us. Our enabling works across the whole of the business park put us in an excellent position to compete for each unit, but we have to prove the quality and value of what we do each time. Its pleasing to build on a strong relationship with Portsmouth City Council and on the strong track record we have down here on the south coast.” John Rixon, Commercial Manager, BAM’s South East team
“We are delighted to be supporting BAM and Portsmouth City Council on the further development of Dunsbury Business Park. Procure Partnerships is proud to support local investment and it is fantastic to see new jobs being created in Portsmouth through schemes like Unit 5. This scheme is helping a local firm to expand and it has been a pleasure support Portsmouth City Council in appointing the right contractor for the project; hopefully Portsmouth can continue to attract investment for years to come.” Phil Osborne, Key Account Manager, Procure Partnerships