Jarvis Commercial

Key information

  • Land acquired by Jarvis in joint venture with St Michael's Capital
  • Planning permission obtained by the joint venture partnership, Sovereign Park Developments Ltd
  • The site was pre-funded by Alba Life PLC
  • 7 buildings totalling 150,000 sq.ft
  • Luton’s largest ever speculative warehouse development

Professional team

  • Architect: Charter Partnership
  • Structural Engineer: Powell Tolner
  • Quantity Surveyors: EC Harris
  • Mechanical Consultants: Jarvis M&E Services

Key Project Facts

  • Project Value: £13,000,000
  • Contract: JCT 2005 Design & Build

This was a development of seven production and distribution buildings, totalling approximately 150,000 ft² (14,300m²), with an end value of £13 million. This represented at the time the largest speculative industrial development in the Luton area.

The site was purchased in conjunction with St Michael’s Capital Limited. Approximately 75,000 ft² was let within three months from practical completion in January 2001, with tenants including Wyndham Press PLC and Orange PLC. 

The Jarvis Group constructed the scheme in a single phase, at a contract value of £5 million. The project was completed on programme and budget.