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Aireside Business Park, Keighley

Client: Belton Road Properties Ltd

Architect: Horsley Townsend

Aireside Business Park, is the redevelopment of part of the former Magnet Joinery manufacturing facility in Keighley. The former 205,000 sq ft manufacturing facility has been sub-divided to form seven separate manufacturing and warehousing units, including the refurbishment of the units and installation of new site infrastructure.

We were appointed under Performance Duties to develop Landlords services and new incoming utility services to the units, including the diversion of major fibre-optic services for Virgin Media and SSE Telecom, which are part of the “National Data Highway”.

Key challenge: A new access road was required, passing within 600mm of a 400mm dia High Pressure Trunk Main, which forms part of the Yorkshire Water distribution network for West Yorkshire.

Negotiating with Yorkshire Water, on behalf of Belton Road Properties, we agreed a number of protective measures, which allowed the trunk main to remain in its existing location, so avoiding a protracted and expensive diversion.

Client feedback: “Refurbishment and reconfiguration projects can often be more complicated than straight forward new builds, particularly where services are concerned. It was this concern that led us to employ Tony May on this project, to appraise the potential problems, advise on solutions, to co-ordinate the new and existing services installations and to act on our behalf during the contract period. We felt that this was handled very well, with all aspects of the brief being dealt with efficiently and effectively. We look forward to doing business again in the future.”

James Turner - Belton Road Properties


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