The build has been running smoothly since the development began in August and many tenant spaces have already been let.
The Lady Bee Enterprise Centre is a new commercial estate located off Albion Street in Southwick near the station. The development is part of the Port’s longer-term plan for the refurbishment of the wider Lady Bee Marina area.
The foundations have been laid and steel frames completed for all three blocks. Solar panels have been installed on the roofs, with the glass windows and remote-controlled roof sky lights set to be installed in the coming weeks.
Situated adjacent to the Port’s lock gates, the flexible business units will offer excellent natural light and a scenic outlook over the Lady Bee Marina moorings. The units will also boast a modern exterior that has been designed by ECE Architecture to feature a clean profile and contemporary materials, in keeping with the port setting.
Built to accommodate a variety of office, studio, workshop, and technology-based tenants, the business units offer a flexible space, with the ability to combine units in blocks 1 and 2 as well as on-site parking and cycle and waste storage.
The development will further expand Shoreham Port’s already thriving tenant community with a design that was carefully selected to maximise employment space creation, whilst fitting in with the surroundings and existing activities of the marina.
The Lady Bee Enterprise Centre will increase current renewable energy generation in keeping with the Port’s Eco-Port status, achieving this in collaboration with Brighton Energy Co-operative to install solar panels and electric car charging points as part of the new estate. This renewable energy will power vital Port facilities including the Price George and Prince Philip lock gates and the lighting of the head office at Nautilus House.
Scott Giles, Contracts Director at Pilbeam commented: “A & F Pilbeam Construction Ltd are exceptionally proud to work with Shoreham Port Authority to design and construct their new Lady Bee Enterprise Centre and add this project to our growing diverse portfolio across the Southern Counties. With our head office only a few minutes away from the development, it was extremely important for us to maintain our relationships with existing clients and local businesses, and to provide them continued access to good construction services that they have become accustom to.
“We like to thank our design team ECE Architecture, Millwood and Delta Green for their continued professionalism and support in delivering the project, as well of course to our supply chain. With the PV installation nearing completion this being our first driving goal for the project delivery, we now look forward to completing the remainder of the project on time in May 2019.”
Tim Hague, Director of Property & Development at Shoreham Port, commented: “I am happy to report that construction is going smoothly at our Lady Bee Enterprise Centre development. With solar panels and windows fitted this month, the site is really beginning to come together. While many units have been allocated, tenant spaces are still available, so please contact Oakley for more details.”
Image courtesy of Shoreham Port Authority
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