Gallagher Ltd constructed 15 industrial units on the A20 in Wrotham, close to Junction 2a of the M26 on behalf of Gallagher Properties Ltd.
In February 2015 Gallagher Properties secured planning permission to develop 15 industrial warehouse units totaling 42,000ft2. Gallagher Properties recognised the commercial demand for the units and took the decision to develop Nepicar Park speculatively, confident in the knowledge they had the right product for the market.
The key features for Nepicar Park are its location and setting, with a strong design and build quality exuding commercial confidence. Rather than following the traditional approach of density and economy of build cost, Gallagher looked for a development that is attractive, has architectural detail, a sense of space and the use of higher specification materials.
The units at Nepicar Park are mostly 2,500ft2, and are built around a steel portal frame with feature cladding, curtain walling and brick elevations. This design and configuration enabled demand for larger units to be met through joining together adjacent units by omitting the dividing wall, creating units of 5,000 sq ft up to 15,000 sq ft.
The units have an up and over entrance door and a separate pedestrian door within a glazed screen. They are up to 7.5 metres high allowing room for the installation of a mezzanine floor. In addition to the forecourt yard area, units also have allocated parking nearby.
Most of the industrial units were sold prior to completion of the development. The purchasers include Insight Systems, Smart Group, Dransfield, ISS, TCW solutions, Pensdown and Akita Systems. Three have been bought by investors who intend to rent the units.