Winvic Construction has been awarded the eighth contract to build a net zero carbon industrial warehouse at the 700-acre SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway (SLPEMG).
This is the first speculative development at the park, which is adjacent to East Midlands Airport and 1.5 miles from the A42/M42. The £9 million project is set to be completed by November 2021.
The unit, which is 200,000 sq ft, is to be cold store ready with 17 docks, designed by Winvic using BIM Level 2. As part of this digital design development and careful supply chain choices, Winvic has already reduced material wastage on the project by 34% and has upscaled the development so it will achieve an EPC A+ rating and be constructed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Danny Nelson, Winvic’s Head of Industrial, Distribution and Logistics, commented: “We’re thrilled that the SEGRO team has once again put its trust in Winvic at SLPEMG, and this eighth unit means we have three separate project teams working at the 700-acre site.
“It is a special facility due to its true net zero credentials and we’re utilising BIM to its full potential to assist with this goal. For example, our design team has been working closely with SEGRO to push the scheme to achieve EPC A+ and material wastage has been reduced through digital processes by a significant 34%. The short 26-week programme means we will be handing the scheme over in November of this year, and we are ready to assist with fitout when a tenant is secured.”
The scheme will also have sustainable features including roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels, LED lighting and upgraded cladding. This will be the first time that PV has been used on an industrial warehouse at SLPEMG; it is being installed to offset all operational carbon based on the base build specification.
Additionally, the scheme comprises 10,000 sq ft of two-storey office accommodation, a 3,000 sq ft transport office, a 55m yard, and parking for 170 cars and 45 HGVs. Winvic will also be undertaking all associated external works including hardstandings, car parking, landscaping and drainage, plus alterations to the existing estate road with pedestrian crossing points.
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