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March 2016

SMR Architects is pleased to announce that our client, Brookhouse Group, has confirmed the appointment of Marbank Construction LTD as Main Contractor, to build out Phase 1B of the Chichester Master Plan.

Marbank has an excellent industry reputation and two decades of expertise in the design and construction of commercial buildingsretail parks and distribution centres.  SMR is looking forward to working alongside Marbank to deliver this key project.

Phase 1B development incorporates; 18,600 sq.ft of new-build Retail floor space to house a new Aldi Discount Foodstore. The project is scheduled to start on site in April and has been procured via Design and Build, for completion this Autumn.  This is the second mini-phase of a substantial Retail master plan which will see new jobs, landscaped public open space and retail spaces coming to the area.  The first Phase (1A) has been on site since October, with completion scheduled early this summer, including new Wickes and Halfords stores.

Mathew Smalley Director at SMR said;

It’s great to be progressing the next site at Chichester.  We look forward to supporting the delivery of a successful project and developing our professional relationship with Marbank.

Brookhouse Group objectives for the project:

  • Create a successful Retail Environment for the Tenants and future Customers
  • Deliver a contemporary design, incorporating modern and contextual materials
  • Integrate hard and soft landscaping to include a first section for the proposed ‘Linear Park’
  • Vision for the development is to create an exceptionally high quality, sustainable retail destination in a landscaped, parkland setting.


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