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Blueprint Erith

London, UK

Client Firethorn Developments Ltd

Form of Contract Design & Build

Size 93,984ft

Value £Confidential

Year of Completion 2023


Last-mile logistics scheme at Blueprint Erith in South East London, for commercial real estate investor and developer Firethorn Trust and investor Cain International.

SGP was novated to contractor Glencar as delivery architect for the scheme which saw the replacement of an existing warehouse and yard with four modern single storey terraced warehouse units and external site works including hardstanding, car parking, landscaping and drainage.

The units range from 19,374 sqft to 31,355 sqft, and have a clear height to the underside of the haunch of 12 metres, internal Grade A office space and mezzanine storage.

The most challenging aspect of the build was the difference in site levels, with the access road being significantly lower than the units. Our solution met Building Regulations whilst optimising buildability and our changes to the original design allowed for the required means of escape and retained clear access for emergency services.”

The scheme was delivered to net-zero carbon in construction, achieving a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and an EPC A rating, with 15% rooflight coverage, 13 EV charging points and LED lighting. A Photovoltaic ‘ready’ roof structure will provide for future full PV coverage, should a tenant require it.

Externally, the existing overgrown landscape has been replaced with a planned planting regime of trees, shrubs and grass to support a wide range of wildlife whilst also being easily maintained.

The new units are in the heart of the thriving ‘Church Manorway industrial area’ which stretches from the A206 to the river Thames and includes several wharves. The site is conveniently located for easy access to the M25 at Dartford, within reach of more than half a million households, with direct access to Central London and the wider City of London motorway network.

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