Landmark £30m development well under way
Progress on 125,000sq ft office block
CONSTRUCTION of a £30 million office development in Uxbridge town centre is well under way, and said to be one of the “largest in the area”.
The project, on Belmont Road, will create a 125,000 square foot office scheme, designed to suit one corporate occupier or can be let to multiple businesses.
Andres Monsalve, project director at Leslie Clark construction consultants, said: “Uxbridge is great location, it’s very upcoming area.
“There’s a lot of new interest in this area at the moment as we’re very close to the train station into central London, we’re not far from the M25 and connections to Heathrow, which gives opportunities to companies who could a a place their headquarters here.
“With developments like Belmont, it could enhance the area with more businesses coming to the area and will increase retail use in the area.”
The development, which will have Coca Cola and Xerox as neighbours, is set to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating for energy efficiency.
Aviva Investors are working with McLaren Construction Ltd, to achieve this aim, by installing solar panels and controlled lighting.
The finished building will include an additional fifth floor, two roof terraces and a full height atrium, as well as 171 secure basement car parking space and 116 cycle bays.
Mr Monsalve said: “We’re really excited about the development, which will offer one of the biggest office spaces in the area at 11,000 square metres of office on four levels.
“This is a premium development and refurbishment investment from Aviva.
“We also hope to create a sense of community with the ‘friends garden’ – an area attached the to development – and a new green space open to the local community.”
Aviva purchased the neighbouring Friends Walk public right of way and gardens, hoping to create a public green space for Uxbridge residents, which will be officially opened in April.
Mr Monsalve added: “The overall project we hope to complete by December 2016 and we look forward to getting more interest from people about what we’re doing here, and the completion of this project for client Aviva.”
The offices are due for completion at the end of 2016.
n PUBLIC SPACE: The adjoining 'friends garden' next to the office will provide a public green space next to the office