The UK’s first two-storey warehouse, located at Heathrow, is complete. Developed by Brixton, X2 comprises 242,600 sq ft of warehousing and ancillary offices in eight units, configured for high-capacity throughput.
The units can be combined to accommodate a single tenant, or divided for multiple-occupancy. Each unit is 6m in height, and has two loading doors of 5m x 5m and 5m x 3.5m, with the ability to install additional ones if needed. Full lorry access is available on both levels.
Floor loading on the ground level is 30kN/sq m, and 15kN/sq m on the upper level. Both levels have their own service yard areas (min 33m yard depth), and the upper level is accessed via two one-way ramps.
Office units one to seven are heated and cooled by a ground source heat pump system, and units five and eight by a conventional air cooled condensing unit system.
The site features a 24-hour security gatehouse and estate CCTV. The loading area on the ground level is both fully covered and lit.
The site is located between Heathrow airport’s Southern Perimeter Road and the A30. It is adjacent to one of the airport’s principal road junctions which links through to the four motorways serving Heathrow: the M25, M4, M3, and M40. For airside access, Control Post 24, which serves Terminals 1, 2 and 3, is nearby. It also faces Hatton Cross Underground and bus stations.
Multi-storey warehouses are a proven success in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore, and it was on these that developer Brixton based X2’s design.