A ceremony to mark the start on site a new 35,000 sq ft trade centre unit under construction for leading UK building supplies and materials group Selco was today held onsite at Horizon38 – the new 1 million sq ft mixed use development located on the site of the former-Rolls Royce Filton Works announced last October and being redeveloped jointly by developers iSec and their JV partners St Francis Group.
The new building under construction, is being developed on a 2,43-acre plot and when finished will serve as a new trade counter to serve Selco’s growing number of customers in Bristol and the South West. Detailed planning consent was granted for the development last year, with Selco taking a 15-year lease. Building work began at the start of March and is expected to be complete by October 2017.
Attending the event Mike Forster, iSec Development Director, said “It’s great to see a major name in Selco as our first trade customer on site, and we will soon be commencing construction of a further phase of 31,700 square feet of Trade Counter units which will be completed in March 2018 to meet the demand from other trade occupiers.”.
Horizon 38 is a landmark strategic development site, directing fronting onto the A38 in Filton near the former Filton airfield, Airbus and Rolls-Royce Engines manufacturing plants. It sits within the Filton Enterprise Area; the largest and most significant regeneration and inward investment project in the south west and just 3 miles from Bristol city centre and less than 2 miles from the M5.