Development of Green-tech’s new A1 site underway

It has been announced that grounds works and building has started at the new Green-tech site, to be known as Rabbit Hill, and a moving in date has been set.

10th October 2015 will see the Green-tech operation moving into their new site in North Yorkshire, just off the A1 between junctions 47 and 48. The build, estimated to be in the region of £2.6m has been awarded to leading North Yorkshire-based construction company Sutcliffe Construction.

Sutcliffe Construction is a principal contractor and expert steel frame fabricator. They are redeveloping the 10-acre brownfield site into a multi-use complex which involves demolishing existing buildings and constructing seven new buildings– a head-office for Green-tech, three warehouses, a single-storey office for rental and retail units in mixed styles and materials from single skin cladding to cedar cladding for the head office and traditional masonry for the offices.

The project maximises use of the space for a business that houses a 6000 product lines including rural supplies, grounds maintenance equipment, soils, wildflower seeds and the latest additions which include a range of ecological products. Sutcliffe’s will hand over the head office to Green-tech in October and finish the complex in November.

James Sutcliffe, Managing Director of Sutcliffe Construction, said:

“Green-tech is a fast-growing company with ambitious plans and a big supporter of like-minded Yorkshire companies. We’re delighted to be working with the Green-tech team who are experienced in the construction sector and passionate about the landscape environment. This well-planned development gives Sutcliffe an opportunity to demonstrate a range of construction expertise from steel-fabrication to traditional masonry and ecological elements such as soakaway ponds – all on one 10-acre site.”

(l-to-r) On site Rachel Kay Tom Parker James Sutcliffe and Richard Kay

Commenting on the build, Green-tech’s Managing Director, Rachel Kay said,

“Green-tech is a progressive business and we are growing at an exceptional pace, with new product developments and bolt-on acquisitions within our pipeline of future work. This new purpose build will give us the capacity to increase our output and staff numbers once again as well as becoming a valued asset in the local area. It was important to us to source local equipment, consumables and expertise. Sutcliffe Construction is a natural fit for the project and our business as a whole. We also used York based Lawrence Hannah architects for the design.”