Planning Permission for Naish Felts and Wallgate Factories in Salisbury
— 21 January 2020, posted by Jack Lodge
Another successful week here at BrightSpace Architects as we celebrate obtaining planning approval for Naish Felts and Wallgate Washrooms factories in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
After extensive feasibility and design work in close collaboration with our clients and the project design team, our proposals for two new bespoke factory buildings, both of which are aiming for an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating, have been granted planning approval by Wiltshire Council.
The new factories will enable both companies to expand their operations, secure their long-term futures and invest in their respective R&D departments, whilst retaining their highly-skilled and local workforce.
The two new BREEAM-rated buildings will also help our clients significantly improve their environmental sustainability, replacing their existing buildings, and site, which are no longer fit for purpose or economically viable to refurbish, with purpose-designed and highly-sustainable buildings and a landscape designed to enhance existing natural habitats and to minimise the companies’ operational impacts on the natural environment.
We are now looking forward to working with both companies as they move forward through the construction phases of their new buildings.
Approval for the proposed factories also allows our client to vacate their existing site in the centre of Wilton, an historic market town to the north of Salisbury. The relocation of the two factories from their Wilton site will free up that site for residential development, removing from the town centre the HGV traffic that currently serves the factories and bringing a significant increase in foot-fall to local business in the town centre.