James Dipple, CEO of MEPC, was on site to take a look at the latest development at Silverstone Park where all new buildings are due to complete over the coming weeks.
The project comprises 13 HQ-style industrial properties providing 258,000 square feet of new floorspace inside the Enterprise Zone.
Given the current climate, the visit provided the first chance to view the buildings completed to ‘shell and core’ finish. This is the stage at which the buildings reach practical completion (PC) and is prior to the tenants’ fit-out.
Of the 13 properties, six terraced units will reach PC first, with two remaining available to let.
EIGHTY-ONE, from Switzerland, and KW Special Projects (KWSP) have both announced their moves to Silverstone Park, a centre for advanced engineering. KWSP’s project – a Digital Manufacturing Centre – means the number of specialist engineering facilities on site has increased to four, adding to those in metrology (Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence), aerodynamics (Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub) and electronics (3C Test).
James Dipple said: “I’m really impressed with the whole scheme – the rate of take-up has surpassed all expectations, considering the current issue the world has with COVID-19.”
The scheme is part of a rolling development programme being implemented by MEPC at Silverstone Park. Construction of the industrial units has been overseen by appointed contractor Barnwood Construction. Michael Sparks Associates (architecture), Glanville Consultants (structural engineering) and Ridge & Partners (construction consultancy) have also played key roles.
To maintain momentum, reserved matters consent for a Phase 3 of development (a further 265,137 square feet) has been granted. This will enable MEPC to deliver larger footprint buildings at Silverstone Park, of up to 100,000 square feet in order to offer growth capacity for existing customers on the park and a wider range of options to the successful businesses within the Silverstone Technology Cluster and from further afield.
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