This is the fourth new Wickes store undertaken by Mildren Construction and they remain top of the Travis Perkins Health and Safety League Table, with the project completed in just 43 weeks.
Planning permission was granted to build the completely new style showroom on the edge of County Oak Retail Park opposite Astral Towers. The design of this flagship store is a break from the norm and incorporates large glass front facade walls and panelling, in keeping with the surrounding buildings.
The site, located on the corner of Betts Way and London Road, has created 20,667 sq/ft of new retail space along with 57 parking spaces.
As part of the project, Mildren signed up to the Crawley Developer and Partner Charter.
Hugo Milner, Building & Design Director for Mildren Construction said: “The Charter represents a commitment of the signatory to use reasonable endeavours to meet the principles of the Charter. This includes maximising the awareness of opportunities presented by development and investment in Crawley for the betterment of local people, companies and communities.
“It demonstrates a commitment to the local community, a willingness to work positively with the Council and its partners and to form an effective partnership to generate sustainable employment and local supplier opportunities.”
The charter was signed by Hugo Milner for Mildren Construction, and by Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development on behalf of Crawley Borough Council.
Hugo, added “the building represents a significant departure from the traditional Wickes store appearance with far more visibility of the showroom exhibits for passers-by and also from within the building”.