Harris Lamb’s Building Consultancy department has overseen an extensive refurbishment of a Rugby warehouse, giving a neglected unit a high-specification overhaul.

Unit 8 on the Dunchurch Trading Estate on London Road was in a state of disrepair, and landlords South Street Capital instructed the team to project manage the refurbishment of the 10,535 sq ft unit in order to market it to an ‘as new’ facility to secure new tenants.

Gareth Booker of the team said: “The property was in a poor condition, and after providing a specification of works, we were tasked with managing the refurbishment to bring the unit to a superior standard that would attract new tenants during the ongoing industrial stock-shortage.

Before and After

“This was an extensive refurbishment of both internal spaces including the office, reception, building toilet areas, and the externals with brickwork/cladding and roller-shutter improvements. Over eight weeks, we liaised with the contractors to ensure that all works met the high standards specified within the brief.

“The resulting unit is smart, bright and spacious – a huge improvement on its former appearance.  With industrial units of this size being in very short supply throughout the region, landlords are increasingly recognising the benefits of investing in improving existing stock to reinvent it and attract new occupiers,” he added.

Inside: Before and After.

The eight-week project cost £120,000.

Gareth added: “The unit is now in excellent condition and of a high-specification to suit occupiers seeking industrial premises in the area, thereby representing a very worthwhile investment on the part of our client.”