Southdown Industrial Estate, Harpenden

Development Partner:

LaSalle Investment Management


Southdown Industrial Estate, Harpenden

Asset Class:



4.0 acres/ 63,000 sq ft gross external area in 8 units


Speculative redevelopment of an existing asset

Project Overview

Taurus Developments has been appointed as Development Manager by LaSalle Investment Management for our third development project together. Southdown Industrial Estate has been owned for many years by one of LaSalle’s retained pension fund clients.

Located in the prime Southdown industrial area of Harpenden, the current estate comprises 11 industrial/warehouse units. The asset is now vacant having reached the end of its physical and economic life.

The most appropriate strategy for the asset is comprehensive redevelopment for industrial, warehouse and trade counter uses in a very under supplied market and where strong occupier demand is anticipated. A full planning application was submitted in August 2020 and once planning permission is granted the redevelopment will be undertaken on a speculative basis.

Summary Specification

  • 63,000 sq ft gross external area in 8 units.
  • 6.5 metre and 8 metre clear internal height
  • Level access loading doors
  • Dedicated yard and car parking spaces
  • BREEAM – targeted “Excellent” rating
  • Planning Application submitted for B1, B2 and B8 uses

Schedule of Areas – Gross External

 sq ftsq m
Unit 120,2101,878
Unit 22,270211
Unit 32,080193
Unit 46,200576
Unit 510,600985
Unit 68,920829
Unit 77,190668
Unit 85,610521
Site Area4.0 acres