After an extensive search for a suitable site in the Heathrow area, we identified an off market opportunity, a 10 acre site on Cranford Lane, Hounslow within the Parkway Trading Estate. Working closely with ASDA we negotiated the site acquisition from the landowner, Infrared.
Having secured the site for £15 million, planning consent was obtained within 8 weeks and construction started almost immediately on a new 120,000 sq ft home delivery facility for ASDA. The site required extensive clearance and remediation works which were incorporated into the construction programme. During construction Bericote also agreed to take on circa £5m of Asda fit-out works to help reduce the overall programme to the operational date. The fit-out was designed in cooperation with Asda’s automation contractor to ensure the result was fully integrated and to achieve best value.
The construction and fit-out works were completed on programme which also allowed for a better than planned access date for the automation works to commence early.