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Deans Farm demolition set to make way for brand new £3.6m commercial site

A former agricultural site known as Deans Farm in Leighton Buzzard is set for major redevelopment, transforming the existing landscape in to a £3.6m commercial premises.

Construction experts Mick George Ltd on behalf of Parkway Construction (MK) Ltd will shortly commence Demolition of the existing office / store buildings and two bungalows, making way for an impressive warehouse, loading bay, sorting shed, service-yard, office and vehicle-parking facility, on this 1.79-hectare site off of the A505.

The building itself is set to include an architectural free-standing entrance feature and brie solar screening to the south elevation. Internally, a 2,184sq metre warehouse that features a 12-metre high roof will be created, as well as two covered canopy areas of 975 and 1,175sq metres, a 346sq metre ground floor office and a 314sq metre first floor office, plus parking for 50 cars and 40 HGVs.

The space will be occupied by one of Leighton Buzzard’s largest firms, Miniclipper Logistics, a Company who specialise in pallet delivery, storage and fulfilment already. The business has been an ever present in the borough since 1971 and already employs 100 local staff but has vowed that a further 70 vacancies will arise from the latest venture, prompting support from local Councillors and CBC officers due to economic benefits attributed to the project.

It was originally thought that Miniclipper Logistics were considering alternative relocation options that included the possibility of moving away from Leighton Buzzard. However, on closer inspection the amenities available on this Green Belt location were more than adequate to meet the organisations requirements.

Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘‘The exceptional level of works conducted by Parkway Construction Ltd has subsequently dictated the large volume of high-profile projects that they are involved with at present. It’s a testament to our service offering that they continue to use us for many of the associated enabling works.’’

George continued: ‘’Earthworks are more prevalent but on this occasion, it is Demolition. Pleasingly, our multiple construction disciplines are being recognised, easing the process for any Principal Contractor. Our East Anglian roots and familiarity with the Agricultural sector means we’re suitably equipped to handle the environmental challenges that are likely to exist with such a project.’’