One of the Port’s newest commercial developments has reached the half-way point in its construction this week. Following the removal of external scaffolding on Monday, Pilbeam Construction have announced that Hove Enterprise Centre Extension (HECE) is on track to be completed by November this year, adding four more units to the Port’s growing property profile that includes the new Lady Bee Enterprise centre which had its grand opening last month.
HECE’s exterior is taking shape, with the roof and outside panelling nearing completion as well as the windows and outer doors being currently installed, the external structure being set to be completed later this month. Previously used as parking land, this new commercial/office development will be found next to Maritime House located in the East Arm of the Port, with the units covering just over 1,500sqft each.
Solar panels are fixed in place on the building’s roof in conjunction with the Port’s commitment to renewable energy in all future property developments, furthered by the installation of electric vehicle charging points, cycle storage and on-site recycling storage facilities, as well as a reduction in the units’ water consumption through the use of practical and hygienic water saving measures such as flow restrictors, water efficient white goods and dual flush toilets.
The building works now continue with the internal fit-out, beginning with the application of intumescent fire protectant to the units’ steel frames, followed by the erection of the internal metal stud partitions. Mechanical and electrical fittings on the ground floor will be installed shortly after.
The new two-storey development will allow the building to sit comfortably within both its immediate context and the wider community. The four units are of a similar size, each with a mezzanine level and double-height entrances. Once completed, the HECE will add four further tenants to the Hove Enterprise Centre tenant community, bringing up the total amount to 29 units.
Simon Pilbeam, Managing Director at Pilbeam Construction commented “We are delighted to be delivering this project for Shoreham Port and their consultant team following on from the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre, and we hope to continue delivering high quality builds for them into 2020.”
Tim Hague, Director of Property & Development at Shoreham Port commented “I am happy to report that property development is in excellent shape across the Port, with the recent completion of LBEC and HECE hitting the half-way point in construction this week. While many units have been allocated, tenant spaces are still available, so please contact Oakley for more details.”