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Hortons’ Estate Limited – Asparagus Point Industrial Units

In 2018, J Tomlinson was appointed by Hortons’ to manage the design and build of Asparagus Point, a 54,450 sq. ft. industrial development which would become the newest addition to Vale Park industrial estate in Evesham.

Scope

Inclusive of drainage and external works, and was specifically created to provide additional industrial space to the local market in Evesham and beyond, with future occupants benefitting from Vale Park’s strategic A46 location.

Client

Hortons’ Estate Limited

Duration

August 2018 - February 2019

Sumary Of Works

• Design and build of 54,450 sq. ft. industrial development
• High-quality completion
• Creation of new jobs in the local area

Project Background

Hortons’ Estate is an independent, Birmingham-based property company with a substantial investment and development portfolio.

In 2018, J Tomlinson was appointed by Hortons’ to manage the design and build of Asparagus Point, a 54,450 sq. ft. industrial development which would become the newest addition to Vale Park industrial estate in Evesham.

The project was inclusive of drainage and external works, and was specifically created to provide additional industrial space to the local market in Evesham and beyond, with future occupants benefitting from Vale Park’s strategic A46 location.


J Tomlinson Solution

Community engagement

Prior to project commencement, J Tomlinson contacted neighbouring businesses and residents to outline the nature of the upcoming works, providing 24/7 contact details for enquiries and feedback. Clear signage alerted pedestrians to the temporary closure of an existing footpath, with an alternative footpath used as the diverted route.

Works comprised construction of a 39,450 sq. ft L-shaped, 8-unit terrace and a standalone 15,000 sq. ft. commercial building. Per the client’s vision, eight units were speculatively built, with the development comprising a total of eight steel frame units ranging in size from 3,500 to 6,000 square feet – and up to 39,450 sq ft if combined.

Future-proofing – a ‘beyond handover’ approach

J Tomlinson worked closely with Hortons’ Estate to maximise the lifecycle of the development and reduce long-term maintenance and operational costs through the implementation of sustainable materials and features, including solar panelled roofing. In addition, all units benefit from a 25-year cladding and insulation warranty.

Each unit is equipped with an electric roller shutter door, as well as three- phase electricity supply, which will efficiently and comfortably accommodate the varying power requirements of future occupants.

Supporting local businesses

Throughout the project, J Tomlinson engaged with and supported various local businesses, including a skip hire firm and a groundworks subcontractor. In addition, the services and skills of local agency staff were used where possible.

The project was completed in line with the client’s specification, and was unveiled to potential investors at an opening ceremony at Vale Park West in early February 2019.


Project Achievements

  • NEW JOBS CREATED – the high-quality finish of the new units combined with Vale Park’s links to the M5, the M42 and the M40 has ensured a high level of interest in the units throughout the project. Storage and removals company, Squab, had secured freehold of one of the units prior to construction in 2017, which was then purpose-built to the company’s specifications.

 

  • SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES – J Tomlinson believe heavily in supporting the communities in which we work. Throughout the project, we engaged with various local businesses, including a skip hire firm and a ground works subcontractor. In addition, the services and skills of local agency staff were used where possible.

 

  • FUTURE-PROOFING – A BEYOND HANDOVER APPROACH – J Tomlinson worked closely with Hortons’ Estate to future-proof the development and reduce long-term maintenance and operational costs through the implementation of sustainable materials and features, including solar panelled roofing. In addition, all units benefit from a 25- year cladding and insulation warranty.