B&Q, Queens Road, Sheffield
A former 10 acre industrial site on the edge of Sheffield City centre was transformed into a 100,000 sq.f.t retail store, 25,000sq.ft garden centre and 25,000sq.ft builder’s yard for B&Q, generating sufficient financial return to facilitate the relocation of our client’s manufacturing facilities to purpose-built premises.
Bolsterstone worked with the professional team in preparing a design brief and planning strategy which resulted in the submission of a combined planning application for the retail development of the site, coupled with proposals for the relocation premises. Planning consent for both was obtained, without the need for an appeal.
Prior to submission of the planning application, the site was pre-let by Bolsterstone on behalf of the client to B&Q Plc on a 25 year institutional lease. The existence of this contract, together with Bolsterstone having identified and secured a suitable relocation site for the client, enabled the construction to follow almost immediately following receipt of planning consent.
Bolsterstone negotiated the contract arrangements for the design and construction of the B&Q store and subsequently oversaw the construction of the development through to opening for trading.
The project, as a consequence of its size and location, also involved highway improvements/widening involving the adjacent A61/Queens Road, together with associated junction and traffic signal improvements, and diversion of statutory services, etc.
The development was delivered on time and on budget, with ownership of the site being retained by the landowner as an ongoing investment.