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Project Award: Optimus Point, Leicester

Speedclad has secured the contract to design, supply and install curtain walling, windows and doors to the first two speculative distribution units on a new business park in Glenfield.

The £17m project is being delivered by Winvic Construction for developers, Wilson Bowden, and comprises construction of one unit at 276,000 sq ft and a second unit at 205,000 sq ft.

Optimus Point has direct accessibility off junction 21a of the M1 and is less than 20 miles from East Midlands Airport. This new business park will extend across a 65-acre greenfield site and has been kick started with the help of funding from the Growing Places Fund from Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership. The park will include warehousing, offices, industrial units and shops, take 5 years to complete and is predicted to create upwards of 2000 jobs over the next 10 years, with 500 of those generated from these first two units alone.

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