Axis 9, Bicester

Client

Albion Land

Location

Bicester

Value

£6m

Size

284,200 sq ft combined

Axis J9 in Bicester stands as a prominent distribution and manufacturing park, consisting of three plots with distinctive industrial units.

The development encompasses the design and construction of a single industrial unit (Plot 1A, approx. 126,000 ft²), three buildings subdivided into seven units (Plot 2, approx. 150,000 ft²), and a single industrial unit subdivided into two units (Plot 3, approx. 82,000 ft²).

Envisioned over three phases, totalling 500,000 ft², Axis J9 is anticipated to accommodate up to 1,200 jobs, establishing itself as a significant economic contributor to the region.

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The Brief

Axis J9’s commitment to excellence is evident in the meticulous design and construction of its industrial units. Each unit, crafted to the highest standards, features distinctive entrance lobbies with double-height glazing and brise soleil.

The interiors are thoughtfully designed with suspended ceilings incorporating recessed lighting adhering to CIBSE LG7 standards in office spaces, comfort cooling, and provisions for vehicle charging points. The overarching goal is to create a modern and efficient workspace that not only meets operational needs but also prioritizes a conducive environment for the workforce.

Key sustainability features include roof-mounted PV panels, setting the stage for carbon-zero building specifications. The commitment to environmental responsibility is underscored by achieving ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and a BREEAM Very Good certification. With a project value of £6 million, Axis J9 is executed for Albion Land, adhering to ACE Schedule of Services Performance Duties across RIBA stages A to L.

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The Outcome

Axis J9 has successfully materialised its vision, presenting a state-of-the-art distribution and manufacturing park with three distinct plots. The development’s focus on sustainable practices is evident through the incorporation of roof-mounted PV panels, achieving carbon-zero specifications and exemplary ‘A’ rated EPCs.

The BREEAM Very Good certification underscores the commitment to environmental standards and responsible development practices.

The meticulous design of each unit, with attention to architectural details and modern amenities, ensures a workspace that not only meets industry standards but also enhances the working experience. The development’s completion over three phases, totaling 500,000 ft², positions Axis J9 as a significant contributor to job creation, fostering economic growth in the Bicester region.

Albion Land’s commitment to excellence and sustainability, coupled with adherence to ACE Schedule of Services Performance Duties, showcases Axis J9 as a benchmark project in the realm of industrial development.

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