The first phase of a 60-acre speculative industrial and logistics development in West Yorkshire, which has the capability of providing more than 1,500 jobs, has been delivered.

Konect 62 in Knottingley comprises three sustainable units, which contractor McLaren Construction Midlands and North said were now available to let.

The units include a 161,000sq ft, 151,000sq ft and a 61,000sq ft option alongside a 30-acre service plot and they will adopt a low carbon building design and technology to target a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Gary Cramp, MD of McLaren Construction Midlands and North, said: “We’re pleased to have delivered phase one of this landmark industrial and logistics hub, for joint venture partners Henderson Park and Cole Waterhouse, of which we’ve received excellent feedback.

“Our dedicated team and subcontractors worked exceptionally hard to ensure the quality, sustainability and timeliness of the phase, which was completed in 12 months, using predominantly local labour from the surrounding community. The scheme will provide essential jobs and opportunities for the sector in a prime location.”

Konect 62 is located on the previous site of Kellingley Colliery, the last deep mine in the UK which opened in 1959 and closed in 2015.