Hartlebury Trading Estate, Worcester
A leading role in the reinvention of old buildings
Spread over 180 acres, this sprawling former RAF base is home to 85 businesses and is one of the largest industrial estates in the area. However, it's unique history led to a unique problem. Many buildings dating from the 1950's had passed their serviceable life. They required a comprehensive makeover to maintain their latest role as commercial premises.
Site management firm Deloitte approached Topek to ask for our help upgrading the existing structures and drastically improving their thermal efficiency. With an open remit, we employed a structural engineer to work with us to devise innovative solutions to modernise each building. Once we had a preferred approach, we then sought and secured the building warrants for our designs, taking ownership of the refurbishment process from start to finish. Tenants have reported a drastic reduction in heating costs and we continue to work to improve the performance of buildings across the site.