Oakhurst Business Park

Client: Horsham District Council
Contract value: £2,100,000
Contract period: 38 weeks

Design & Build contract
Final Phase of 8 new build shell and core industrial units totalling 1100m2 at Southwater, Horsham

Site preparation involved excavating minus 1m across the entire area and removal of 1000m3 of muck off site, installation of 132 no. 8m deep 350mm diameter piles, placing 45 tonnes of re-bar and 450m3 of concrete to piled raft foundations.

The erection of steel framed buildings, finished in Joriside insulated cladding, comprised of all perimeter, division blockwork and studwork walls, power floated concrete floors, sectional overhead / steel fire exit doors, part mezzanine floors, staircases and toilet cores.

The site required new services – mains electric (UKPN), mains water (Southern Water), BT and ISDN lines (BT) and the creation of foul and storm water drain connections into the highway.

Extensive external works included storm and foul water drainage installation, retaining walls, footpaths, 1100m2 of permeable block paving to the parking and courtyard areas and soft landscaping.

“Axio have been an integral part of the project team, adding much more than the basic Contractor service by thinking as, and for, the Client on a number of occasions, really adding value above and beyond. The end product is much the better for it and has really justified the procurement route and Contractor selection that we made.”

Peter Scragg