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Onward into Scotland – SGP’s northernmost project takes shape


24th July 2019

Work is progressing well on SGP’s northernmost on-site project; a c. £4 million, 39,225 sqft (GIA) trade park of two buildings divided into eight individual industrial or storage units in Livingston, Scotland.


This is SGP’s first live project with developer Chancerygate, after working together on several feasibility studies for the urban logistics and industrial specialist.

Explains Steven Clegg, Principal Architectural Technologist: “This is Chancerygate’s first foray into development in Scotland and we worked closely with them to create masterplans of the site, giving options for potential tenants and getting the best use of the site and its conditions. If this site goes well, we believe they will be looking to build more units north of the border.”

Just off the M8 motorway between Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Livingston Trade Park is part of the well-established and popular Houstoun Industrial Estate. The units range in size from 3,512 sqft to 10,010 sqft and use a Metsec compartment wall system internally with horizontally laid Kingspan RW1000 panels to provide excellent thermal performance which both compliments and contrasts the neighbouring vertically laid cladding. The design carries out Chancerygate’s corporate idea, with a fresh clean finish that fits with the existing buildings on the estate.

Continues Steven: “As these are speculative units we have allowed for capped off drainage pop ups at two locations in each unit, one towards the front and one near the rear to futureproof where a tenant might want offices or welfare facilities.”

With Muir as the main contractor, the project started on site in March and is on track to complete in late September this year.

Concludes Steven: “We have built a strong working relationship with Chancerygate and hope to continue working with them more, not only in Scotland. One of SGP’s Partners, James Nicholls has been developing links with Chancerygate’s Midlands office and we are already creating feasibilities for them there.”

Project Team

Developers: Chancerygate
Funder: SPRUCE (Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres)
Project Managers & Quantity Surveyors: Axiom Project Services
Main Contractor: Muir Construction
M&E Consultant: Cudd Bentley
Structural & Civils: Woolgar Hunter