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10 February 2016

SMR Architects are delighted to be working with RG Group on a new build 50,000sqft delivery hub on behalf of Evander Properties.  The new facility located in Uckfield is the third such facility we have been involved in within the past year and will see our relationship with RG Group mature.  The facility includes; transient storage facilities, 20 loading bays for both HGV and smaller format delivery vehicles with shell & core office space.  The unit will achieve BREEAM Very Good rating and a deal is already agreed for a blue chip tenant to occupy following completion.

Evander Properties, specialising in logistics and industrial properties, have already secured the site, agreed terms with an end occupier. The deal, which constitutes the biggest industrial transaction in the region for over 20 years was secured on a 3.82 acre serviced site, Evander Properties have now appointed RG Group as Main Contractor. SMR Architects originally appointed by Evander to progress detailed planning changes and tender drawings, we are now Novated to RG Group for the construction phase.  With construction starting mid February we will see the build complete, along with significant external works packages and preparation for tenant fit out works Autumn 2016.

RG Group, working from their Kent head office, successfully won the single stage tender process and are currently preparing to start on site.  RG Group share many of the principles SMR do, and is a privately owned cash positive company, with a growing list of clients and an impressive list of blue chip repeat business.  Fully aligned to both companies ethos, together we plan to deliver this construction project in a sustainable, innovative and cost effective way to the highest possible standards. SMR previously undertook refurbishment works at a chilled distribution facility in Aylesford with RG Group and we’re pleased to be working with them again here.

RG Group Director, John Kallend commented;

We are delighted to be working with SMR and are pleased to have such a forward-thinking, cooperative and proactive design team on this scheme.

Simon Rispin, Director of SMR adds;

This is an important project for SMR and it’s great to be working with two companies who are so progressive in the logistics market. Once the project completes, I’m sure we’ll be celebrating a successful build and look forward to working with RG Group to deliver just that.