Uckfield Retail Park – Cycle Shelter Case Study

Case Study

Uckfield Retail Park, East Sussex

Client: Bride Hall Developments Ltd
Contractor: Mildren Construction Ltd
Architect: DB3
Product: Grasmere Timber Clad Cycle Shelter
Size: 4.1m x 2.05m
Frame Finish: Hot Dip Galvanised
Timber Slats: Western Red Cedar Wood
Installation Date: July 2023


Mildren Construction Ltd were working constructing Uckfield Retail Park; 41,000 sq ft development at The Ashdown Business Park in East Sussex totalling £15m. Each unit had already been pre-let to M&S Food and Home Bargains and as part of the development, they had a requirement for a cycle shelter adjacent to the soon to be Home Bargains store.


The Architects, DB3 specified our Grasmere Timber Clad Cycle Shelter and Mildren Construction therefore contacted us to request costs for the supply and installation of the Grasmere.

We sent an estimate for a 4.1m x 2.05m shelter with a hot-dip galvanised steel frame without the timber slats on the back and sides and another estimate with the timber slats as requested.

Since it’s launch 10 years ago, the Grasmere has become our most popular cycle shelter. With its galvanised steel frame and timber slats, it combines an industrial appearance with an organic feel, making it fit perfectly with all settings including both modern and traditional. It is extremely popular on new build sites including schools, retail settings and commercial settings.


The contractors decided to go ahead with the Western Red Cedar Wood panels on the shelter and 6 no. Sheffield Cycle Hoops bolted to a concrete base (not supplied by us). An order was placed in May 2023, for installation in July 2023.

The cycle shelter was installed in July 2023 as scheduled and all went ahead as planned. The new cycle shelter looks fantastic in situ and will look even better once the site is competed.

“Unfortunately, I was not on site the day of the installation, but as far as I am aware, everything went smoothly, and the end result looks great. No issues from our end.”

Dan Rose, Assistant Site Manager

Mildren Construction

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