Property: Topping out at Chippenham office completes Methuen Business Park

May 16, 2012

The traditional ‘topping out’ has taken place of Summerfield Developments’ latest project in Chippenham – a 8,220 sq ft office scheme for IT equipment reseller Bechtle Direct on Methuen Business Park.

The ceremony marked the construction of the highest part of the building which Bechtle Direct, currently based on the town’s Bumpers Farm business park, has taken on a new lease.

The building completes the final phase of Summerfield’s Methuen Business Park development which includes Wincanton Logistics' headquarters, Herman Miller's European HQ and offices for Fleet Support.

Jonathan Jarman of Bristol architects Angus Meek designed Bechtle Direct’s building with RG Spiller the main contractor. The property has been sold by Summerfield subject to the occupational lease with Bechtle Direct.

Summerfield senior development surveyor Ben Trickey said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone in the process and are keen now to press on construction, including installing photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate electricity.”

Property agents James Gregory of Alder King’s Swindon office and John Mulholland of Jones Lang LaSalle in Bath acted as joint agents to secure Bechtle Direct as leasehold occupier.

Bechtle Direct managing director James Napp said: “The building is taking shape really well and we are eager to be in occupation.

“The move will be a great boost for Bechtle and our staff as well as being a great place to invite our customers for seminars and events.

“With the efficient layout of the office, the team can continue to be highly competitive in this tight market.”

Pictured from left: David Partridge, Summerfield Developments, Nick Russell, RG Spiller, Nigel Hounslow, Summerfield Developments, Philip Goodman, Bechtle Direct, Andrew Howard, RG Spiller, James Napp, Bechtle Direct and Jonathan Jarman, Angus Meek Architects

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