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Constructing Woodcock House

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Compass Point Business Park

A £900,000 project to construct a new unit on Compass Point Business Park has reached completion.

The project was implemented by Boden Properties and comprised the construction of a 5,200 sq ft building, which was divided into a dance school and office space. Work began on the project in February 2012 and reached completion in August.

Northampton based contractor, Warwick Burt Construction was the main contractor on the project, whilst Pick Everard provided all architectural services on the project.

Boden Properties Ltd Managing Director, Nick Bould, said:

“To be building another phase on Compass Point Business Park is extremely important to both Boden Properties and the town of Market Harborough. The completion of this latest phase on the park has proved that there is demand for a unit like this and has allowed us to continue the expansion of the development in spite of the current economic climate.

“The dance school which is now housed at Woodcock House has served generations of children in Market Harborough for the past 30 years and now that work is complete on this unit it will be able to provide an even better service for the town.”

Compass Point Business Park

Situated in Market Harborough, Compass Point Business Park is a 12 acre site which includes a number of office spaces, boasting a range of features including open plan layouts, air conditioning, designated car parking and ready equipped tea points. Woodcock House is the latest development to be constructed on the site and is split into two very distinct facilities.

The two-storey building was constructed from a steel frame, with a slate roof, aluminium powder coated windows and a brick and cedar wood clad exterior. The dance studio – which forms three fifths of the unit – includes purpose built sprung dance floors, whilst additional work on the project included car parking, external lighting and soft external landscaping.

Nick said:

“Compass Point Business Park is located on the edge of the rural market town of Market Harborough, bordering the open countryside. The materials we used to construct Woodcock House were chosen so that the building would blend sympathetically with the environment.

“As part of the overall design of Compass Point Business Park there is a landscape scheme which sets the standard for the whole of the site, so we ensured that this new development also incorporated this design.

Compass Point Business Park

“The project ran very smoothly and this was a credit to Warwick Burt Construction. They ran a very tidy and efficient operation providing a high quality of workmanship completed on programme and impressing both ourselves and the building’s purchaser.

“Prior to work taking place on this site, we completed similar phases which included the construction of smaller office buildings, as well as larger B1 units. The master plan for the site allows for more of the same to follow.”

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