Access 23 was a new industrial warehouse and small-office complex consisting of approximately 170,000 ft² split across two terraces with associated open car parking facilities on the site.
The two terraces housed 'Unit A' (gross internal area of approximately 114,000 ft²) and 'Unit B' (approximately 55,000 ft²). Each terrace was designed to permit future sub-division for up to four independent tenanted areas. To achieve this, main incoming services were brought in to the buildings at four separate locations.
Two cores were provided to each terrace, each comprising reception, toilets and office areas occupying approximately 10% of the space. Each core was provided with its own mechanical and electrical plant. Provision were made for two (future) cores in each terrace. No services were provided to the warehouse areas.
Lighting to the office areas was by fully recessed modular luminaires with fluorescent lamps and low brightness louvres. Infrastructure, in the form of water tanks and pumps, was supplied for the provision of a sprinkler system to meet local authority requirements (provided as part of the tenant fit-out works).
Client: Green Property (UK) Ltd
Architect/Quantity Surveyor: Sykes Architecture
Structural Engineer: Fordham Jones
Main Contractor: McNicholas
Services provided by Mecserve: Building services engineering and an overseeing role for the client