Simons Group wins £11m industrial project in Braintree
Simons Group has won an £11.15m contract to deliver five new industrial units across a four-hectare site in Braintree, Essex, including associated offices and external works.
The Lincoln-based property solutions business has now signed contracts with Locksbridge Developments (Braintree) Ltd and enabling works have begun on the Bradbury Park scheme.
Ground improvement works will begin at the end of April, with the main build starting straight after. The overall programme is 42 weeks with Practical Completion planned for February 2020. There are separate early access dates for each of the units which will allow for tenant fit out.
Simons Logistics Director, Rob O’Brien, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which has resulted from the hard work of Simons’ project team and their close collaboration with Locksbridge Developments, Goodrich Consulting, Equation Properties Ltd and the Environment Agency, to develop the optimum remediation solution which has now been approved by the Local Authority. The team is really looking forward to getting started on site and continuing what we expect to be a long and mutually beneficial relationship.
“These units will be built to exacting institutional standards and provide a high quality, unique offering in the region,” he continued. “Flexible options will be available with clear internal warehouse heights ranging from 8 to 12m, unit sizes from 7,700 to 59,900 sq ft and all offering good sized yards and defined parking with 24/7 accessibility.
“Every unit will have a high level of thermal and fire proofing properties installed; aluminium glazing is provided as standard and the roof and wall cladding come with a 25 year guarantee and high performance. Offices which are fitted out will have American light oak doors, carpet tiles, suspended ceilings, full height tiling to toilets and the electrical and mechanical systems will include sustainable energy and low carbon solutions. Particular consideration has also been given to the external landscaping, to provide a balance of sufficient HGV access, parking and soft landscaping provision to maximise use of available space,” he said.