The first, Lady Bee Enterprise Centre comprises the erection of 14 commercial units in three blocks adjacent the locks at the entrance to Shoreham Port. The Planning Permission allowing class B1 (business) and B8 (storage and distribution) use with associated car parking, cycle storage and landscaping.
The development, split into 3 blocks of contemporary commercial buildings, provides flexible accommodation in which individual units can be combined to create a larger space, or mezzanine floors added, extending the available space across the development to a maximum of circa 18,000 sq.ft. Further flexibility is provided by the ability to have either double glazed entrance screens or roller shutter doors to the front entrance, depending upon occupier requirements.
The units, constructed to BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard, are situated on an area of reclaimed land adjacent the lock gates at the entranced to the Port.
Where possible materials were specified from recognised local sustainable sources with the appropriate environmental certification while sub-contractors were also selected from the local area to minimise their travel distances to and from site to aid the BREEAM process.
The fabric of the building is designed to ensure low energy consumption with state of the art zinc shingle external cladding over a highly insulated lining providing an air-tight structure. Solar panels installed on the roof and flow restrictors on the water main add to the developments environmental credentials. On-site parking for 33 cars includes eight charging points for electric vehicles.
Hove Enterprise Centre provided a further four units adjacent Maritime House, towards the eastern end of the port, on a piece of redundant land used for car parking.
Designed as four individual units, they may be combined to provide larger accommodation if required. Each unit has a ground floor open plan office area with stairs to a mezzanine first floor. Disabled WC facilities, a carpeted kitchenette and remote controlled roof lights feature in each unit.
We continue to work at the Port having just started a third project providing six further units on the site at Ferry Wharf. This site was previously a concrete recycling centre which has now been re-sited away from local residential properties.
“I am happy to report that property development is in excellent shape across Shoreham Port, with the recent completion of Lady Bee Enterprise Centre and Hove Enterprise Centre Extension. Our new site at Ferry Wharf is also set for completion in summer 2020, with all new units designed sustainably and featuring solar panels. We are working with our trusted local team consisting of Pilbeam Construction, ECE Architecture and MacConvilles on the new Ferry Wharf site which will consist of a terrace of six commercial units set over two floors, with double-height entrances and 1,500sqft of space in each unit. Please contact Oakley for more details of our available tenant spaces.”
Tim Hague – Director of Property & Development – Shoreham Port.