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ProCon Leicestershire Scheme of the Year Finalists 2023 | Marlborough Drive, Fleckney

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

Wilten Construction were appointed as Main Contractor by VentURe properties for the Design & Build of a New Commercial Development for Network Rail at Marlborough Drive, Fleckney.

Wilten are honoured to announce that we have reached the final for the ProCon Leicestershire Property & Construction Awards 2023 for the second year running! This year our recently completed development at Marlborough Drive Fleckney has been chosen in the Medium Non-Residential Category for the Scheme of the Year 2023!

The ProCon Leicestershire Awards are the county's biggest celebration of the built environment and the people who develop, design and construct winning developments.

The purpose of this scheme was the development of a new regional distribution centre for Network Rail incorporating a New Commercial Development, Workshop and Office Fit Out. We were engaged early by Venture in the pre-planning period to use our vast experience in developing the site earthworks strategy and to optimise external levels and drainage. Also, to assist in writing the development specification for the project to industry benchmarks.


Building Control: Assent Building Control


Regional Distribution Centre for Network Rail complete with external works incorporating:

  • Enhanced Thermal Efficiency

  • Designed with 10% reduction of Co2 emissions

  • Enhanced Acoustic Performance

  • Sustainable Drainage Systems

  • EPC A rated

  • BREEAM very good

  • Full turnkey development


  • Project Value: £3,000,000

  • GIA Phase 1: 12,000 sqft

  • Start Date: August 2022

  • Duration: 34 Weeks

  • Practical Completion: June 2023

  • EPC Rating: A Rated

  • BREEAM: Very good

The Site is situated at the Land off Marlborough Drive, Fleckney, Leicestershire.

The development comprises of the Design and construction of one single storey warehouse, with 2 storey offices attached, together with associated parking, service yards drainage and attenuation feature, landscaping, and incoming services (water & electricity) totalling 11,807 sqft. The project was delivered with a 34 week build programme to full turnkey construction, complete with a workshop and high office content.

This project was Phase 1 of the masterplan with a further 40,000 sqft of lightweight industrial units to be constructed under Phase 2. The estate access road had to be completed under Phase 1 works and the drainage and earthworks designed to optimise both phases of the scheme.

The creative approach required careful consideration of its surroundings, with close proximity to local residents and businesses, and close collaboration with the local planning authorities and residents was required to provide a development sympathetic to their needs and desired outcomes.

Matthew Moore, Director, VentURe Properties:

"Being a local East Midlands-based developer, we are delighted to be working with Wilten Construction in bringing forward this exciting new first phase of our development for the region. This development represents a significant investment by ourselves, and our occupiers into the Leicestershire and Harborough District, and we look forward to continuing working with Wilten in bringing this and further projects forward".

In meeting the occupier needs, the development incorporated

  • BREEAM Very Good

  • EPC A Rated to meet the occupier requirements for thermally efficient buildings, especially with rising energy prices.

  • Good location, fully serviced by public services, with customer parking and cycle storage.

  • A haunch height of 8 meters, to allow for maximum flexibility for occupier fit out requirements (racking installations)

  • Internal slabs designed for racked storage and mezzanine loads, providing maximum flexibility.

  • Full turnkey fit out to Network Rails corporate guidelines.

  • All services (electric, water and BT) brought into the units.

  • No gas Installations

  • Level access doors and entrance curtain walling

  • Signage zone ready

Naim Basha, Director Wilten Construction on receiving the news stated:

"Wilten are absolutely delighted with the recognition from ProCon Leicestershire Scheme of the Year finalists 2023 for our recently completed project at Marlborough Drive, Fleckney. We are hugely proud to have been nominated for the second year running and we feel this reflects our aspirations and achievements to continually perform and deliver".

The winners will be announced on at the ProCon Leicestershire Awards Night this November! Lets go #TeamWilten!

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