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JF Finnegan appointed for steel works redevelopment

Bessemer Park, Sheffield

PLP has appointed Sheffield based Construction Contractor JF Finnegan to construct the first Phase at Bessemer Park, Shepcote Lane, Sheffield.

Phase 1 of PLP Bessemer Park consists of the construction of two industrial/warehouse units, comprising 45,000 sq ft and 134,000 sq ft. Construction work is set to start this month and is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.

PLP Bessemer Park is Sheffield’s premier industrial and distribution location immediately adjacent to Junction 34 of the M1. The entire site benefits from an open planning consent for up to 850,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics accommodation. Occupiers are being sought on a pre-let basis for Phase 2.

J F Finnegan are no strangers to working in this region having recently delivered schemes for Boeing UK, The Harworth Group, McLaren Automotive, The University of Sheffield and Tuffnells Parcel Express on neighbouring sites.

Dawa Singh, head of Pre-Construction at JF Finnegan, said: “We are delighted to have secured this project and look forward to working with PLP. JF Finnegan has played a significant role in major regeneration schemes within the Sheffield City Region for over 70 years. We are passionate about Sheffield and proud to be a part of this latest redevelopment project which will enhance our local economy and provide a significant number of new employment opportunities.”

Neil Dickinson from PLP said: “We are really pleased to have made a start on the first phase of Bessemer Park which, when finished, will significantly improve the immediate environment of Shepcote Lane and add to the rapidly improving quality of Sheffield’s economic base. PLP is always committed to utilising local suppliers and in JF Finnegan we think we have found one of the city’s leading contractors.”

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