Wickes Crawley

New Wickes Home Improvement Centre

value of development

43 Weeks
development time


sq/ft. retail space

Mildren Construction were contracted under a design & build contract by Travis Perkins to undertake the construction of a new Wickes Home Improvement Centre to shell specification on this high profile site on London Road in Crawley.

This being the fourth new Wickes store undertaken by Mildren Construction, we are proud to remain top of the Travis Perkins Health and Safety League Table .

Completed in 43 weeks, this high profile site has created some 20,000 sq/ft of new retail space along with 120 parking spaces. In order to blend sympathetically with the existing buildings, the design of this flagship store is a break from the normal Wickes style and incorporates some glass front facade walls and panelling.

As part of the project, we were happy to sign up to the Crawley Developer and Partner Charter.

“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.”

Hugo Milner, Building & Design Director for Mildren Construction stated that 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".