You’ll find the Beeks imprint on commercial developments throughout Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire.

OVER the past half century, High Wycombe and its surrounding area have seen huge changes. When IL Beeks (HW) Ltd was founded, the region’s furniture industry was already in decline. Several large manufacturers that had been key to the town’s prosperity followed suit. But new developments took their place. The area is now home to a wealth of small and medium-sized businesses, and these have all required purpose-built premises.

I L Beeks headquarters

I L Beeks headquarters transformed an unused slope near the town centre

“A lot of redundant factories were developed into light industrial parks over the early decades,” Ivor recalls. “For example, the empty Lane End Sawmills took on new life as an industrial park, while Desborough Park Industrial Estate provided jobs for new commercial undertakings in the former heart of the furniture trade. The Central Park Business Centre at Bellfield Road offered flexible accommodation to suit a variety of occupiers.”

Beeks’ commercial division today delivers a bespoke design and/or build service for industrial and commercial clients across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Its portfolio covers commercial, industrial, office builds, retail outlets, schools, colleges, clubhouses and community centres, for both the public and private sectors.

John Hampden School Library

John Hampden School – where Ivor, Paul and Zack were all pupils – opened a smart Beeks-built new library in 2013

Projects of this nature often require smart building solutions to meet the growing or evolving needs of a client. They may need to be delivered within strict timescales and rigid budget constraints. As always, the focus is on delivering the best solution for each customer recognising that no two businesses have exactly the same requirements, or budgets.

The in-house team manages every element of the build with a wealth of experience to draw upon.

Topps Tiles

Topps Tiles is one of many commercial developments in the area, still owned by Beeks