Kevin Hudson, the council's head of development, said:
“This is the largest development of a dedicated manufacturing facility on the south coast this year.
'It's also the biggest new warehouse facility to be built on the south coast since BAM built a global headquarters for international clothing brand Fat Face in 2017 - also at Dunsbury Park.”
John Rixon, Commercial Manager for BAM’s South East team, said:
“This is an interesting appointment for us because Portsmouth has used Procure Partnerships, and it is a direct appointment for us.
“Our enabling works across the whole of the business park put us in an excellent position to compete for each unit, but we have to prove the quality and value of what we do each time. Its pleasing to build on a strong relationship with Portsmouth City Council and on the strong track record we have down here on the south coast.”
Phil Osborne, Procure Partnerships Key Account Manager, said:
“We are delighted to be supporting BAM and Portsmouth City Council on the further development of Dunsbury Business Park. Procure Partnerships is proud to support local investment and it is fantastic to see new jobs being created in Portsmouth through schemes like Unit 5. This scheme is helping a local firm to expand and it has been a pleasure support Portsmouth City Council in appointing the right contractor for the project; hopefully Portsmouth can continue to attract investment for years to come.”
BAM has been on site in preparation for works commencing while the final contractual elements were agreed and is now commencing works in earnest.