Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Green shed ready at Workshop

One of the greenest warehouses in Yorkshire has just been completed.

The 327,900 sq ft shed known as Arrow G.Park Worksop has been funded by CIS/AXA REIM and built by Gazeley.

It boasts four level access doors, 32 dock level doors, 220 car parking spaces, 91 HGV or trailer parking spaces, 15,600 sq ft of offices on two floors, 312,000 sq ft of warehousing, security fencing and a 300 sq ft gatehouse.

The warehouse also incorporates groundbreaking construction techniques – outlined in developer Gazeley UK’s sustainable design approach – to massively reduce the short and long-term environmental impact of the project.

The facility provides unique solutions to reduce CO2 emissions, water usage, pollutants and operating costs and to increase biodiversity. Standard features of the unit include carpets made of 80 per cent recycled fibre, organic paint, wall partitions and ceiling tiles made from desulphogypsum (recycled power station waste) and timber from sustainable sources.

Rebecca Schofield of Knight Frank, letting agents for the site, said: “The Arrow development is unique not only as Worksop’s largest speculative industrial unit and a significant job provider, but because it offers substantial benefits to prospective tenants, including superb transport links, a plentiful local labour market and relatively low rental costs of ¬£4.50 per sq ft.

“The most striking consideration though, is that the innovative design of this unit will actually reduce long term costs for the tenant as energy saving systems, including interiors which maximise daylight, energy efficient lighting, spray taps, efficient WCs and storm water collection are all included as standard.

“The exterior of the building will even adopt a radical colour scheme to diffuse its outline against the horizon and minimise any visual impact.”

The unit is located on the 16 acre G. Park, Claylands Avenue on the site of a former Nestlé factory and takes advantage of superb transport links to the A1(M), M1, M18 and M62 offering direct routes to London and the south, Scotland and the east coast ports.