Trammell Crow Company Breaks Ground in Sheffield, With Glencar Beginning Construction on 20-Acre Logistics Site

October 10, 2022


Trammell Crow Company (TCC), a leading global developer and investor in commercial real estate, has begun construction on a 367,152 sq ft logistics development at its 20-acre Shepcote Lane site in Sheffield. It is the second project on which TCC has appointed Glencar as principal contractor, with the leading UK construction company that was recently ranked amongst Europe’s fastest-growing businesses having begun work on TCC’s first project in Europe – in Milton Keynes – over the summer.

The Grade A logistics facility will be constructed by Glencar consisting of a structural steel multi-span portal frame with a clear height to the underside of the haunch of 18m. The project also includes site access improvements, estate roads, an 83m deep service yard with HGV & trailer parking, car parks, motorcycle and cycle parking, landscaping, security fencing, a gatehouse and automatic access barriers.

The site is located only half a mile on a direct route from Junction 34 of the M1 motorway. It previously housed a 455,750 sq ft facility, let to fencing manufacturer Betafence. Located in an established industrial area with an existing logistics allocation, tenants such as Clipper Logistics; Pretty Little Thing; ITM and Great Bear have recently taken space nearby.

In keeping with its global standards, TCC is targeting BREEAM Excellent and EPC A certifications, while also installing electric vehicle charging points for passenger cars and HGV vehicles aimed at reducing emissions and improving local air quality. Additionally, occupiers will benefit from photovoltaic roof paneling to offset the base electrical consumption, which is expandable to cover the entire building.

Chetwoods is the architect and WSP is the civil and structural engineer. KAM is appointed as cost manager and employer’s agent, and CBRE is the planning consultant.

The unit is expected to create 450 new jobs. Additional employment opportunities are envisaged during the development and construction of the new scheme.

Graham Reece, Head of European Logistics Construction at Trammell Crow Company, said: “This is a great next step for our growth in Europe following the start of construction at our first UK site in Milton Keynes and in Spain, reinforcing Trammell Crow Company’s position as a leading global developer. As we continue to secure new sites and prepare for construction across the continent, we are ensuring all our developments meet investors’ and occupiers’ needs with high-quality and consistent design and specification. We look forward to transforming this space into a high-quality industrial and logistics offering.”

Also speaking about the occasion, Pete Goodman, Managing Director Midlands and North at Glencar, said: “So soon after being awarded our first project for Trammell Crow Company at Merton Drive in Milton Keynes we are absolutely delighted to receive this second, subsequent instruction in Sheffield which serves as TCC’s second logistics site in the UK and fourth in Europe as it continues to expand rapidly.”

With Glencar currently working on projects in Crewe, Wigan, and Rochdale with another scheme due to soon start in Stafford we are increasingly active in the North as we continue to leverage our strong credentials in the Logistics and Industrial sector.

By virtue of its outstanding position and easy access to the M1, the Shepcote Lane scheme is ideally placed to serve the growing requirements of occupiers seeking high-quality, state-of-the-art logistics accommodation. We look forward to working closely with TCC and the full project team and delivering a high-quality end product.

SEC Newgate Henry Columbine / Georgina Procter/ Ben Monteith
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Trammell Crow Company

Trammell Crow Company (TCC) is a global commercial real estate developer and wholly-owned subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas. Founded in 1948, TCC has developed or acquired nearly 2,900 buildings valued at $75 billion and over 655 million square feet. As of September 30, 2023, TCC had $15.4 billion of projects in process and $14.5 billion in its pipeline. It employs 650 professionals in 28 major cities throughout the United States and Europe. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial/logistics, healthcare, life sciences and mixed-use projects, as well as multi-family residential through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential. For more information visit