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01 Jul 2024

SGP completes latest unit popular Worcestershire trading estate

By Arshad Khan
Hartlebury Trading Estate in Worcestershire

Stephen George + Partners (SGP) has delivered a 44,553 sqft new warehouse at Hartlebury Trading Estate in Worcestershire.

Built speculatively, Unit 311 includes a 3,316 sqft mezzanine office area, and is surrounded by car parking, service yards and landscaping.

Says Arshad Khan, Studio Director at SGP: “We are delighted to have been working again with Schroder UK Property Fund on the Hartlebury Trading Estate, Worcestershire’s premier commercial estate. This modern, practical warehouse adds to the estate’s attractive offer, meeting local market demand for quality warehouse and industrial space.”

Unit 311 has two dock doors and two level-access doors, and a clear internal haunch height of 10m, offering maximum flexibility to meet the needs of a range of potential tenants. The scale of the building is broken down using different cladding profiles used horizontally and vertically and a mixture of shades of grey in contrasting banding and blocking. Low pitches and overhanging eaves with expressed gables provide interest to the roofline. Bold glazing treatments including two storey windows to mark the entrance, add expression and interest to the façade facing the main access.

Unit 311 has achieved a BREEAM rating of “Very Good” and an EPC A rating.

The landscaping softens the structure into the environment, retaining existing trees where possible. Broadly formal arrangements of plants with grass verges balance a more informal naturalistic planting approach of native species and wildlife-beneficial plants to the boundaries, improving the ecological value of the locality. Carefully situated new trees will break up views of the unit from the roadside.

Hartlebury Trading Estate is home to 90 businesses in a fully landscaped environment that extends to over 230 acres and offers excellent access to the UK motorway network via the M5 and M42.

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