Project: Relocation of Welch’s Transport operations from various sites in Stapleford to a new single location at Duxford.
Comprising: A 40,000 sq. Ft. storage and distribution building with headquarters offices and a 12,000 sq. ft. lorry maintenance and sales building. The 9.5 acres site also accommodates hard standing for the Group’s fleet of lorries and cranes.
Cost: £4.5 M
Contractor: R.G. Carter, Cambridge.
Planning permission was obtained by NDC Architects (now part of Dalton Muscat Architects) in August 2014 following extensive consultations with South Cambs District Council , local parish councils and local residents. The siting and layout of buildings carefully took into account resident’s concerns over visual impact and noise whilst organising vehicle access and circulation arrangements to optimise operational efficiency for Welch’s Transport. The resulting buildings whilst built to an industrial specification are attractive and highly visible to the nearby A505 trunk road. At the same time the layout exploits site levels to conceal much of the developments 9.5 acre presence to adjacent residential properties.