MHA has today announced the start of construction at Beacon Trade Park, its purpose-built development site conveniently located in Church Crookham, Fleet. Acquired by MHA in 2015 , when it was occupied by Vertu as their factory and showroom, the mixed-use retail and industrial park will comprise 32,568 sq.ft of attractive retail space to be taken by Aldi and Home Bargain as well as four warehouse units totalling 38,238 sq.ft – in addition to excellent surface level parking provision.  

Planning permission for the development, and its two principal units, was obtained in the latter part of 2019 by which time two pre-lets had been agreed with Aldi to take a 20 year lease for 18,568 sq.ft and Home Bargains agreeing a 15 year lease for 14,000 sq.ft. With limited existing supermarket provision and no current retail warehouse facility in the vicinity, both Aldi and Home Bargains will fill a much-needed void in the area.

Mitchell Design and Construction is the main contractor for this scheme; bringing their attention to detail and professionalism will ensure the creation of the highest standard prefabricated steel frame and clad buildings. This mixed-use development site which spans
1.76 hectares is scheduled for completion in Q4 2021.

Hossein Abedinzadeh, Founder of MHA London commented: “We are pleased to have finally started construction of this important development project which will provide the area with much-needed retail and industrial space, in addition to significant employment opportunities. The pre-lets agreed with leading brands, Aldi and Home Bargains, will be a catalyst to the creation of a significant retail and warehouse destination.”

Julian Mitchell of Mitchell Design and Construction added:“We are delighted to have been appointed by MHA to deliver this purpose-built development project which will undoubtedly contribute to Church Crookham’s growing economy. We look forward to working with all the project partners to provide attractive retail space and warehouse units for the local area.”