100 BRISTOL BUSINESS PARK
In December 2016 Abstract acquired from DuPont, this 7.3 acre site at the entrance to Bristol Business Park. Planning consent was obtained in August 2017 for a three phase office development of approximately 200,000 sq. ft. including approximately 8,000 sq.ft. of retail/leisure uses and 600 car parking spaces.
Phase 1, which will provide approximately 86,000 sq. ft. of Grade A offices over five floors, with 240 car spaces has been pre-let to Babcock Integrated Technology Ltd with completion scheduled for May 2019. The investment has been sold to Aviva Investors’ Lime Property Fund for £30.06m.
Phase 2 will also provide 86,000 sq. ft. of Grade A offices with Phase 3 providing 17,350 sq.ft. of Grade A offices together with 8,000 sq.ft. of retail/leisure space.
THE FLORENCE BUILDING
The Florence Building is a brand new 5-storey 59,460 sq ft office development in the heart of Basingstoke, Hampshire. It represents the fourth in a series of speculative office buildings developed and equity financed by Abstract.
With flexible internal floorplates The Florence Building offers the lowest cost per workstation in the South East. Designed to an EPC A rating and BREEAM Excellent 2014, with low operating costs through the use of highly sustainable technologies. The building is designed for occupancy of 1:8m² with capacity to increase to 1:6m².
The interior is finished to a full Cat A standard including air-conditioning, suspended metal ceilings, lighting and raised floors. The reception area features a double-height glazed atrium space and provides a communal meeting and shared working area with contemporary seating, charging points, fast wi-fi and refreshments.
The site provides secure parking for 203 cars, 24 electric vehicle fast-charging points and 48 secure and covered cycle spaces, together with a cycle repair station, drying room, lockers, changing and shower facilities. The building is CyclingScored certified.
DEVONPORT ROYAL DOCKYARD
Abstract was appointed by Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd, in early 2016, to construct a new Grade A office development within the Dockyard, to rehouse almost 800 Babcock Marine Sector staff from an adjoining, outdated office building. This is the second office development project Abstract has been commissioned to design and build for Babcock International Group, the first was at Rosyth Royal Dockyard in Fife which opened in May 2017.
The development is due to be completed, to full Cat B specification, in July 2018, following which the existing office building will be demolished.
The five storey building comprises approximately 87,000 sq. ft. of offices together with parking for 232 cars and provides virtually column free floorplates of up to 18,000 sq.ft. The fitting out works include a roof terrace, VRF air-conditioning, gym, showers and staff restaurant.
The building is targeted to achieve BREEAM Excellent and EPC B ratings.
ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK
Fornebuporten UK AS, a subsidiary of Norwegian investment company Aker ASA, has joined with Abstract to develop a one million sq ft Business Park on one of the most prominent sites in Aberdeen known as Aberdeen International Business Park (AIBP).
The 40 acre site occupies the premier out of town office location, strategically situated opposite the entrance to Aberdeen International Airport and with direct access onto the Airport Link Road (ALR), completed in 2016.
Accessibility will be transformed with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), scheduled to complete in winter 2017/2018 which will connect to the ALR.
Fast road links to the Scottish motorway network allow access to Edinburgh and Glasgow within two and a half hours’ drive.
The site is being developed as a fully master planned Business Park and will accommodate up to one million sq ft of proposed development within a beautifully landscaped energy efficient environment.