Light Industrial Units, Loughton, Essex
At A Glance
This project involved the creation of six nursery factories, four light industrial units, and four suites of Class B1 offices, on the site of a Piano Factory.
The units were designed to be between 900 sq.ft. and 2000 sq.ft, each with their own parking and loading areas.
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The project included taking the existing single storey factory structure and raising it to 2 storeys, adapting existing features to provide a more modern appearance. The site was opened out to provide a central access corridor. The existing buildings were subdivided and adapted so as to be independently lettable.
Additional steel framed buildings were also erected where necessary to maximise the site coverage, and selective demolition took place to provide access for articulated vehicles.
The site was provided with all new services, including new foul and surface water drainage systems.
The was designed to incorporate traditional, slightly up-market durable materials to assist letting in a slow market. The quality of materials were specifically designed to provide a low cost in use.