Dismantled warehouse is re-assembled
21 January 2016
SEGRO, owner of the Slough Trading Estate, has signed a 10 year lease with existing customer ‘Lanes for Drains’ for 9 Cambridge Avenue, a warehouse which was dismantled and re-built elsewhere on the Estate to make way for the new Leigh Road bridge.
The new building will provide Lanes for Drains – the drain cleaning and repair specialists – with more modern business space and will be the main hub for their operations in the Thames Valley and North London regions.
The 35,345 sq. ft. unit was relocated due to the construction of the new £10 million Leigh Road bridge, which opened in October. Environmental studies showed that it was viable to dismantle the original, modern building on Leigh Road and to recycle the materials, specifically using the original steel frame.
The building was demolished and materials reused in line with SEGRO’s sustainability targets, making it one of SEGRO’s greenest buildings. The project took just 11 months to dismantle and re build.
The re-developed 9 Cambridge Avenue is a low carbon warehouse and office accommodation and is believed to be one of the first building relocations of its kind in the UK. The pioneering nature of the project has already been recognised in the Construction Excellence Awards 2015, with the building Highly Commended in the Sustainability Category for London and the South East.