The site was located within the long established Fordwater Trading Estate and situated adjacent to the River Bourne on the edge of Chertsey.
Enabling works on the compact site consisted of demolition of the existing automotive repair and scrap facility followed by a programme of stabilisation.
The steel framed and cladded units provided a total ground floor area of 12,800ft² (1,180m²) and include mezzanine floors with additional space. The simple façade design provided each unit with curtain walling to provide additional daylight and a vehicular door to allow for a variety of end users.
With buildings constructed close to the boundary and overhand cladding installation utilised, the space within the site was maximised whilst not appearing congested. During construction, coordination of trades and use of the external space available was key to maintain progress and minimise programme duration whilst still installing extensive storm water attenuation and service provisions to each unit.
The area adjacent to the southern boundary of the site was classified as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI) therefore a number of environmental initiatives were implemented as part of the project which included enhancing the river bank with additional native flora, cutting back brambles and pollarding willow trees.
The new units provide a functional and modern space for potential tenants to use as a base for a start-up company or small business.