Fusion completes £3m warehouse for global manufacturer
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Fusion Building Consultancy has handed over a £3 million distribution and customer centre for a leading cable management manufacturer, a month ahead of schedule.
HellermannTyton is relocating from Aldridge to its new 63,000 sq ft warehouse in Kingswood, Lakeside, Cannock, after Fusion oversaw the development. It was appointed by Coltham Developments to be employer’s agent and principal designer for the scheme and, thanks to the early completion, HellermannTyton is expected to move in in November 2016 following extensive fit out works.
Simon Mole, project manager and quantity surveyor, said: “The entire operation ran very smoothly from beginning to handover and we are pleased to deliver an exceptional facility for a global brand.”
The warehouse, which will act as a main distribution and customer centre for the company, has an internal height of 10 metres, a 50kN floor loading and is rated as BREEAM Very Good.
Jon Churchley, commercial manager at HellermannTyton, said: “The development is essential for our growth into the next phase. We will have increased inventory space and a customer meeting facility, along with dedicated product training academy for both our staff and customers.”
Stuart Franks, development manager at Coltham, said: “We’ve appointed Fusion for a number of building schemes on our behalf and are very pleased that this pre-let development was not only completed to an exceptional standard, but was also handed over early to the client,” he added.
The development received forward funding from Custodian Capital and assistance from the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP Growing Places fund, which assists firms with schemes such as buying or constructing new buildings, refurbishing existing premises, improving access or introducing environmental improvements.
The fund is designed to boost economic activity in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, promoting the delivery of jobs and housing and addressing infrastructure and site constraints by offering firms interest-free or low-rate loans.
David Frost CBE, chairman of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP, said: “HellermannTyton’s expansion is a great example of how the Growing Places fund is being used to create a high quality commercial facility and bring new jobs to our area. The LEP is delighted to have been able to be assist in this success story.”
Bennimann Construction Group was the appointed contractor.