Moorside Road

Construction & Fitout

Winnall Industrial Estate, Moorside Road, Winchester

32 weeks

SM5 Developments were contracted to deliver the construction of two new warehouse units in the busy Winnall Industrial Estate, Winchester.

Client Requirements:
Winchester based property developer, Gentian Developments Ltd appointed SM5 Developments to deliver the construction of two new warehouse units in the busy Winnall Industrial Estate, Winchester.
The 32-week, £1.3m project has transformed a former office block into over 4600 sq ft of commercial business space and has rejuvenated the adjacent roads and surroundings at the Gentian House development.

Works include: 

  • Construction of new units, the associated services, and external works.
  • Removal of existing groundworks and a very poor condition sub-station
  • Changeover from the existing sub-station to new (new sub-station built on site and overseen by SM5), whilst ensuring no loss of service or disruption to four businesses that shared the development during construction.
  • Design & installation of continuous flight augured (CFA) piles to a depth of 16m 
  • Design & installation of a sheet pile wall to a depth of 8m.
  • Once both of these significant groundwork elements were carried out, we were able to form a 300mm thick reinforced concrete slab with a power float finish.
  • Due to the nature of the businesses we had to provide 24 hour power and access to their units despite the major construction works and services upgrades.
  • Construction and erection of a portal steel frame, with recessed holding down bolts connecting the frame to the slab and the steelwork finished with a 60-minute intumescent paint to achieve necessary fire ratings. The frame has been designed to allow for the installation of future mezzanine floors allowing tenants to double available floor space.
  • Design and installation of a Kingspan roofing and cladding system. The roof being installed with PV panels, rooflights and a safety fall prevention system.
  • Installation of doors and roller shutters
  • Both units were finished with a CAT A fit out including fire and intruder alarms, DDA toilet, kitchen provisions and full LED lighting
  • One of the units which had a tenant ready to move in, received further partitions and toilet installed ready for end user operation.
  • Externally we installed all new storm and foul drainage systems including an attenuation tank.
  • Soft and hard landscaping including green space, concrete retaining wall, tarmacking to form new parking areas and all new security fencing and gates.
  • Electric vehicle charging points were connected for tenant use.



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