£1.9m project will transform dilapidated site into modern warehouse facility

WORK is set to start on a £1.9 million project to transform a disused facility at Hillington Park into 22,540 sq ft of new warehousing space.

The Carnegie Road redevelopment will involve a 34-week work programme featuring the complete redevelopment of the dilapidated 1950s site into a modern facility with new office pod installation and a redesigned and enlarged service yard that meets today’s HGV usage standards.

Modelling by energy consultants Carbon Futures has estimated the proposed installation of enhanced insulation, LED lighting, air-source heat pump efficient heating and removal of gas appliances, will reduce energy consumption by 79% compared to the building’s current condition. The EPC rating for the building is expected to improve from F to B.

The project was tendered by lead consultants EPC Associates, who are supplying principal designer, project and cost management services. The work programme, which will be undertaken by Glasgow-based contractor Insite Contracts, will see the demolition of the redundant office element while the warehouse building will be stripped back to the structural frame and re-clad with a mix of profiled and micro-rib metal panelling.

The scheme is part of Frasers Property’s ongoing transformation of the Hillington Park estate and comes on the back of the West 100 and 200 development, which is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2022 and will see the creation of almost 133,000 sq ft of industrial units.

Grant Edmondson, commercial director at Hillington Park, said, “This is another substantial commitment by Frasers Property to invest in and substantially upgrade older stock on Hillington Park. The proposed scheme will deliver a new modern, energy efficient warehouse unit with a large secure service yard, with the quoted rental reset accordingly. There is a lack of available modern units in the Greater Glasgow industrial market and we expect this property will relet quickly once completed next year.”