Winvic first started on site at ICON Manchester Airport in July 2019, breaking ground on the first industrial warehouse, Unit 1. Units 4 and 3 followed, and as these schemes were being completed at the end of summer, Winvic was contracted once again to construct Unit 2.

Unit 1

Unit 1 completed for end user THG in September 2020

A 168,000 sq ft facility with 104,000 sq ft four-storey office

Unit 4

Unit 4 completed for end user Alpha LSG in August 2020

A 95,000 sq ft warehouse with 7,500 sq ft office space

Unit 3

Speculatively constructed Unit 3 completed in June 2020

A 128,000 sq ft industrial warehouse with 10,000 sq ft offices

Unit 2

Unit 2 due to complete in May 2021

A 436,000 sq ft industrial unit with 21,000 sq ft offices

The 11.6-acre site, adjacent to Manchester Airport and World Freight Terminal, is a joint venture between Stoford Developments Ltd and TPG Real Estate. The location presents two main challenges; a jet fuel line, feeding the airport, passes through the site so we had to mitigate the high risks by installing a concrete protection slab over its full length. Furthermore, restrictions on working at height are in place due to flying aircraft and, in a similar way to how we are delivering multiple projects next to East Midlands Airport, we have built an excellent relationship with Manchester Airport. The maximum haunch height of the four warehouses is 20m and a five-storey car park reaches 17m high so we have liaised closely regarding the usage of multiple cranes.

Matt Percival, Project Manager

“I’ve worked on all of the buildings at ICON. Seeing any multi-facility site through to the end is not only personally very satisfying, but also this type of stability and continuity is important to our clients. Furthermore, having in-depth knowledge of previous site challenges and therefore having solutions already at my fingertips has really helped to achieve the most efficient delivery methods. For example, pre-planning lifting operations and working with the maximum crane jib height of 38m remained crucially important due to the proximity of the airport, but it changed from requiring great attention to something that became undemanding and part of the day-to-day.”


Winvic Construction Ltd Brampton House, 19 Tenter Road, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6PZ

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