Birmingham-based Trebor Developments has announced it is forging ahead with two major public sector projects.
The company, alongside Wrenbridge Land, is currently working in partnership with landowner Dacorum Borough Council on a three acre innovation and industrial scheme which forms part of Axis Point in Hemel Hempstead.
The key regeneration project is located a mile from the M1 motorway and has benefited from grant funding through the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).
Planning consent has been secured for the latest phase of Axis Point and demolition of the existing buildings on the site has recently commenced. Construction is set to get under way on the new 52,900 sq ft office/ industrial development in spring with a new innovation centre and incubation units scheduled for completion before the end of the year.
Planning consent has also been granted for an additional 28,000 sq ft industrial unit at Axis Point, which is being marketed to prospective occupiers.
Elsewhere in the UK, Trebor Developments has formed part of a team including property consultancy Savills and Pick Everard on a project for Cambridgeshire Police Authority.
Trebor Developments has been appointed to review site acquisition options for a multi-million pound Southern Division Headquarters. The major new facility will incorporate custodial as well as office accommodation, and will be funded by the Police Authority on a freehold basis. The Police Authority will relocate from its existing divisional headquarters in the Parkside area of Cambridge to the new scheme.
Working in conjunction with Savills’ Cambridge office, Trebor Developments is also providing specialist support in advising the Police Authority on the disposal and future development of its existing Parkside site, which is located in one of the most prominent locations in Cambridge city centre.
Bob Tattrie, managing partner for Trebor, commented: “It is incredibly satisfying to be involved in the progress of two key regeneration projects; and to be in such a strong a position at the beginning of 2010 demonstrates the ability of Trebor Developments to bring forward public sector schemes in partnership on a fast track basis.
“From our base at the Innovation Centre at Longbridge Technology Park, our extensive development experience is being increasingly recognised; and Trebor Developments has been given the opportunity to work closely with a number of highly credible partners. These two large and complex projects will further boost our reputation for delivering value for money, sustainable and highly flexible accommodation for public sector clients”.
Coun Ian Reay, portfolio holder for planning and regeneration at Dacorum Borough Council, commented on the Axis Point project. He said: “It’s fantastic to see progress on this development that is a key part of our work to make Hemel Hempstead a destination of choice for businesses. As well as supporting the local business community it will also provide first premises for those starting out with shared facilities to encourage businesses to grow.”