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27 Feb 2024

Latest unit starts on site at successful Derby business park

By Chris Webster
Derby Business Park Resized

Stephen George + Partners (SGP) is pleased to announce the start on site of a 507,713 sqft warehouse/industrial unit on a 14 hectare site at Infinity Park Derby (IPD), a high quality employment park located near to the existing manufacturing facilities of Rolls Royce, Toyota, JCB and Alstom.

Having already designed and delivered other units on the site, namely the 46,904 sqft Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) and a bespoke 185,590 sqft production facility and warehouse for Oregon Timber Frame Ltd, SGP’s latest project for Infinity Park Derby LLP includes, in addition to the speculative warehouse unit, a gatehouse, external yard, parking, SuDs drainage and landscaping, engineering works, and new site accesses.

Explains Chris Webster, Studio Director at SGP: “SGP has been involved in the development of the masterplan for Infinity Park Derby since 2001, and the construction on Plot D2 marks the latest step in its development. The warehouse, with its 18m haunch height, has been designed to meet the current needs of the local market and the design maintains the feeling of quality and cohesion established across the site.”

The new warehouse will suit a variety of future end users and their operational or manufacturing requirements, with 48 loading docks with variable ramps and shelters, four of which are Euro docks to suit double decked trailers, with a further four level access doors. The unit features low and zero carbon technologies, including solar panels, LED lighting, and air source heat pumps and is targeting BREEAM “Excellent” and EPC A rating.

SGP’s design takes inspiration from existing units with careful consideration of form and selection of materials, particularly the combination of profiled built-up cladding alongside carefully proportioned flat panel rainscreen. This complements the strong rectilinear form of the external three storey office and welfare facilities, which deliver a quality façade to the predominant corner of the building and an active frontage facing the car park. Soft grey colours minimise the impact of the unit when seen from a distance and the barrel roof adds a subtle organic quality to the structure.

The scheme is being forward funded by Logicor and Bowmer & Kirkland have been appointed as the Main Contractor to deliver it. The target completion date is Q1 2025.

Infinity Park Derby is a unique collaboration between Derby City Council, the Harper Crewe Estate, Rolls-Royce and developers IPD LLP, Wilson Bowden and Peveril Securities.

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