DIY Store, Beccles
Project: Focus Store, Beccles
Client: Clydesdale Bank
Services provided: Bank Monitoring
Contract value: £2m
Instigated by the East of England Development Agency, this ambitious project saw the complete regeneration of a derelict three acre former abattoir site to provide a combination of retail warehousing and industrial units, vital for the sustainability of the market town of Beccles, in Suffolk.
Daniel Connal Partnership was appointed to undertake due diligence reporting, review developer costings and proposals, and produce drawdown certification on behalf of the lending bank for this substantial commercial development.
The programme included the demolition of existing buildings and the decontamination and remediation of the site. The new facilities included:
- 26,130 sq.ft. retail warehouse/store
- 10,000 sq.ft. garden centre
- car parking
- 3no state of the art industrial units – 10,5000 sq.ft.
The retail warehouse/garden centre were leased to Focus DIY and the 3 industrial units were transferred to Beccles Town Council to boost employment opportunities in the area.