Pan-European logistics building development company Baytree is to construct ‘one of the most sustainable logistics developments ever built in the UK’ in Milton Keynes.
The company has awarded a contract to Glencar Construction to deliver the new, state-of-the-art sustainable logistics scheme on a 10.4-acre site in Fenny Lock.
Jonathan Fenton Jones, Baytree Operations Director said: “The commitments made together in our partnering charter will facilitate us pushing further than ever before in facilitating energy savings, CO2 reduction, enhanced working environments and operational cost savings for our customers.”
The scheme has been specified to be BREEAM “Excellent”, and “WELL” ready and will feature a host of technology enabled sustainable design features which are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of building users such as the use of an extensive sensor suite which constantly monitors indoor air and water quality.
Amongst the many innovative features to be included in the design of the two-building scheme are the siting of separate ancillary office pods with roof garden terraces, and onsite water attenuation measures as a part of a sustainable drainage system which includes the harvesting of rainwater for re-use on site. The development will also provide outdoor gyms and training areas, edible vegetation and reclaimed timber seating.
It is expected that the development will take 8 months to build and be available for occupation by December this year.
Baytree recently let its ultra eco warehouse at Dunstable to UPS and is thought to have secured a pre-let to Amazon for a similar building on the adjacent site.