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Edgwick Point

Edgwick Point

Construction of five new industrial/ warehouse units totalling 65,000 sq ft

Project value

£4.7 million


The Wigley Group / Harmsworth


Nicol Thomas


MBCE Consulting Engineers (structural), Perrins Design Associates (electrical and mechanical)


18 months

Form of procurement  

Design & Build

Form of contract

JCT Design & Build

Completion date


The Wigley Group commenced work on a 65,000 sq ft speculative development at Coventry's Edgwick Park early in 2018.

The three-acre plot, once well-known as the Top Shop from its Alfred Herbert era, contained a former warehouse building that had come to the end of its working life, with Wigley presenting a vision to transform the site into a multi-let industrial estate.  

Early construction challenges had to be overcome in the initial demolition of the existing building, carefully detaching it from the neighbouring building.

The difficult ground conditions and significant level changes also necessitated cantilevered reinforced concrete slab structures and retaining walls, alongside vibro-piling to strengthen the ground for foundations of the new-build and improve load bearing capacity.

This work enabled the construction of five new industrial/warehouse units ranging in size from 5,000 sq ft up to 25,000 sq ft, each fitted with steel portal frames and electric roller shutter loading doors. All units also incorporated full office fit-outs, with the overall site further benefiting from delivery access areas and excellent car parking.

The project helped to meet an acute shortage of industrial space within the north of Coventry and triggered the creation of a corridor of economic vitality on the main gateway from the M6 into the city, with excellent access just off the A444.

The new commercial area was sold to Harmsworth Pooled Property Unit Trust for £7.5 million in 2018, with The Wigley Group continuing to build the units on behalf of the purchaser until work was completed in 2019.