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Prologis Park

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Michael Sparks Associates are the architects and master planners for Prologis Park, West London, an industrial and logistics park in Hayes. The site consists of the recently completed DC1, 2, 3 A&B, and the latest addition, DC4.

The building, which has a floor area of 8,835 sq m (105,870 sq ft) and an internal height of 15.8 meters, forms the last phase of the development, which has brought new life to the old canal side site through new landscaping and a new addition to its skyline.

The drone shot illustrates the completed lift core and the first few zones of steel assembly. The piling is complete, whilst steel members are being erected to the offices and dock walls are fixed to the yard.

Projects Update

DC1 Prologis Park, Hams Hall

Michael Sparks Associates are the architects and master planners for Unit DC1 at Prologis Park, Hams Hall, which has just been completed and handed over to Jaguar Land Rover, for whom the building was designed.

The building, which has a floor area of 38,400 sq m (413,500 sq ft) and an internal height of 18.15 metres, forms the first phase of an 85,000 sq m (915,000 sq ft) industrial and logistics park currently being developed by Prologis at Hams Hall. The development has brought new life to a previously contaminated brown field site that accommodated a major power station.

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Capacity, Dartford

The Capacity development at Dartford, on which Michael Sparks Associates acted as master planners and architects for joint developers Clowes Developments and Exton Estates, was completed in April 2019.

The new industrial park is located on a site formerly used by GSK for pharmaceutical production, and situated in a sensitive location sandwiched between the Dartford Marshes and nearly residential neighbourhoods. The development, which comprises 28,000 sq m (301,300 sq ft) of floor space in three buildings, also includes a new road to provide easy access to the M25 and substantial ecological mitigation.

All the units have now been let, and the occupiers include FedEx, who occupy a mail hub on the site, and Berendsen who are opening a new facility to provide textile cleaning and maintenance services local organisations.

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Nuneaton and Sheffield

Michael Sparks Associates have received formal planning approval from Nuneaton Council for a new 21,300 sq m (230,000 sq ft) unit for Goodman, with Winvic as the main contractor.

A planning application has also been submitted for a new 31,700 sq m (342,000 sq ft) unit for PLP in Sheffield. Construction is due to start on site in late October of this year.

St Georges Way, Nuneaton

St Georges Way, Nuneaton

Smithywood Drive, Sheffield

Smithywood Drive, Sheffield

Planning News

The MSA Planning Team have had a busy start to 2019 and have already secured planning permission for in excess of a million square feet of employment floorspace at a number of sites since the start of the year, with applications recently submitted for a further million square feet of floorspace at sites in Trafford in the North West of England and adjacent to Glasgow Airport in Renfrewshire. 

Planning Permission was recently secured at the following sites:

- Former BA Engineering site in Hayes – redevelopment to intensify use of the site for circa 17,000 sq m of flexible employment use

- Nowhurst Business Park – development of a site outside the built up area boundary to provide c. 27,000 sq m of flexible employment use to meet the future needs of Horsham

- Clipstone Park, Leighton Buzzard – Secured greater flexibility and more floorspace on a Green Belt development site to provide c. 49,000 sq m for flexible employment use

- The Hub, Burgess Hill – planning approval for the second phase of development to provide a unit of circa 5,000 sq m for a specific occupier

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