11th January 2016
TV cameras arrived at the old Ford Transit van factory in Southampton last week as Hughes and Salvidge enters the final stages of demolishing the 25-acre site.
The visit from BBC South Today came after it was confirmed that commercial property specialists Mountpark had agreed to purchase the site from Ford for a reputed £20million.
Mountpark has a proven track record in delivering successful and complex development schemes throughout the UK and Europe.
Their acquisition of the site will lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs, with building work anticipated to begin in July once planning consent has been granted.
We are delighted that a new and exciting era lies ahead for the people of Southampton.
The site originally closed in 2013 after the Transit plant was relocated to Turkey.
You can read our previous blog post on this project here: https://www.hughesandsalvidge.co.uk/news/demolition-of-former-ford-transit-site-underway/2015/08.
As you can see from the above aerial shot taken in the past few days, we are well on course to complete the entire demolition by the beginning of this year, just as we promised the client.
If you need a trusted demolition firm this New Year that always lives up to expectations call and speak to one of our consultants.
Article By Will Spong
Will has been a Business Development Executive at Hughes and Salvidge since 2016. He has worked on tenders for the UK Government, Portsmouth City Council, Southampton City Council and the Ministry of Defence.More article by Will Spong