Construction of the final warehouse at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions’ 1 million ft² logistics campus in Nuneaton, West Midlands has been completed.
The scheme was developed by Baytree Logistics Developments and is known as Baytree Nuneaton or the ‘Rhenus Campus’. It is comprised of two warehouses, the first of which being 210,000ft² in size, and the second being the recently-completed 771,00ft² unit, on a 64-acre site.
According to Glencar Construction, the scheme also includes a ‘three-storey 30,000ft² office headquarters with a structure constructed entirely from cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam’. It also has a range of wellness features including sports pitches, allotments and footpaths, as well as biodiversity features including native trees, bird boxes and ‘an extensive balancing pond overlooked by a projecting terrace for staff relaxation.’
The latest warehouse to be developed at the site has been awarded BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification. CEO of Glencar Construction, Eddie McGillycuddy commented: “As a BREEAM Outstanding certified building we are enormously proud of the hard work and dedication that the team has put in to achieve this outstanding success.
“This cutting-edge project is one of the largest and most sustainable developments Glencar has ever had the privilege of delivering and we are absolutely delighted with the outcome. The vast scale of the warehouses coupled with the latest emerging warehousing and logistics technology and innovations looks set to ensure Rhenus can accommodate customers well into the future.”
The facilities are set to benefit from ‘the latest in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and warehouse management systems (WMS) to provide flexible solutions and control of the supply chain’. It is hoped that when fully operational, these will assist in working towards Rhenus’ carbon emission reduction targets.
Harry Wheelhouse, business development & marketing director at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK, added: “This new site will allow us to meet the demands of our growing business and attract new customers, whilst enabling us to deliver our high-quality, personalised service. More importantly, our new, sustainable warehouses can potentially support our customers in achieving their own carbon-reduction goals.
“Every aspect of our warehouse environment, will be measured using the latest in digital technology including CO2 levels by area. As all companies will need a plan to achieve a carbon-zero supply chain by 2050, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK is perfectly positioned to help its customers document their own roadmap to deliver this.”