September 2017 

SMR Architects who were appointed by ISG Retail, have recently completed the major extension and fit-out of a 1,000,000 sqft logistics facility in Omega Park South, Warrington. The works included; the installation of two 300,000 sqft mezzanine floors, a 35,000 sqft office extension and full fit-out of the existing offices, the construction of a new 8,000 sqft four storey transport hub, new vertical circulation cores and a full reconfiguration of the site, including providing a 200-space decked car park and major HGV access alterations.

The £50M project responds to the end user’s specific requirements and design standards, enabling a fully automated operation. Each sectional completion was achieved in line with programme and to the clients exacting standards. The building has been very well received, with the client team’s European Director stating, this was the best project this year.

Mark Green, ISG Retail, Divisional Operations Director added “Key relationships played a huge part in delivering this facility. Timelines from initial contact with the client to commencement onsite were extremely tight, we engaged with a consultant team that have 20 years experience of working with key members of ISG. Our collaboration with SMR and Pinnacle proved invaluable to the overall success of the scheme. I am extremely proud to be associated with a great delivery on our first Logistics project and to be part of this dynamic, forward-thinking team.”

Simon Rispin, SMR Director noted “The delivery and associated design period, certainly was fast track. SMR is delighted to have stepped up to the challenge, forge new operator relationships and continue to work alongside ISG on game changing projects. It really was a team effort both externally with a range of other consultants and ISGs dedicated site team, and internally where it was ‘all hands to the pump’ at times to keep ahead with the design and support the planning process. The accolades and positive response from the operator certainly makes the effort worthwhile, we’re delighted to have been involved.

ISG and SMR are currently growing their collaborative partnership, and are well underway with a 1,000,000 sqft New Build fulfillment centre on Central Park, Severn beach in Avonmouth.