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Planning granted for two Travis Perkins sites designed by The Harris Partnership

A £2.3million development at the former coal yard inn Bournemouth, and a £2.8 million scheme in Cambridge each designed by The Harris Partnership (THP) on behalf of Travis Perkins, have both received planning permission.

The Bournemouth development will include a two-storey building featuring a 1,338sqm commercial builder’s trade station of which 100sqm will house an ancillary joinery department. The upper floor will be home to offices and storage. A 228sqm, fenced tool hire enclosure will neighbour the main building.

The Cambridge site is composed of two units. The first, at 1,584sqm will be used for bulky goods storage whilst the second will be a 536sqm showroom and sales area with staff facilities. The scheme includes two dedicated tool hire areas. Careful consideration has been given to landscaping, which is integral to the overall design with the existing wall and set back from the road maintained.  The proposals include 14 staff parking spaces and 14 cycle lockers.

Tanya Trayner for THP Reading says, “We have an established working relationship with Travis Perkins so understand exactly what they need to create a successful new retail store. It’s always satisfying to be able to deliver a development that not only improves the site but creates real jobs and offers a service to local people. THP is one of the most experienced architects in the UK providing a specialist brownfield to commercial service.”

Travis Perkins is the UK’s largest builder’s merchants and home improvement retailer.

Work for both schemes is expected to start on site in July 2022 with completion planned in early-mid 2023.

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