Development of the former Alfred Herbert Works site into a mixed used development, including a 65,000 sq ft industrial scheme
||The Wigley Group
||MBCE Consulting Engineers
||Over five years
|Form of procurement
||Design & Build
|Form of contract
||JCT Design & Build
The site of the former Alfred Herbert Ltd works in Coventry has undergone wholesale changes since The Wigley Group founder John Wigley first acquired land in 1979.
It operated as an industrial estate known as Edgwick Park for many years, however the site was old, dilapidated and not fit for purpose, with the area re-assembled for development as a major commercial hub in 2005.
Work started with the construction of new access roads John Wigley Way and The Stampings, both of which required a complicated negotiation with highways to ensure a safe passage on and off Phoenix Way – a major route through Coventry.
The creation of a new access was followed by The Wigley Group securing planning consent and delivering the construction of a 20,000sq ft delivery depot in 2009, which was leased to the Royal Mail and used as its new North Coventry Royal Mail Delivery Office.
The following year, adjoining land was sold to Lidl with The Wigley Group obtaining planning permission for a supermarket, and in 2017 the final section was sold with planning permission for the creation of a Mercedes-Benz dealership.
A high quality industrial/warehouse scheme comprising of five units totalling 65,000 sqft was developed a year later, following on from the demolition of existing buildings, licensed asbestos removal, and ground remediation.
The development provides high-quality industrial units close in an excellent location close to the A444 and Junction 3 of the M6, and addresses the acute shortage of industrial space in Coventry and creates a thriving hub of industry to the north of the city.