Developer Goodman has secured planning for a 1.2 million ft² of logistics scheme on its 60-acre site at the former Vauxhall aftersales warehouse in Luton in Bedfordshire.
Goodman will regenerate the existing site and take a circular approach to construction, focusing on minimising waste and resources in creating Goodman London Luton. The development is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and A+ EPC, while planned sustainability features and investment in renewable energy technologies such as full rooftop solar photovoltaic panels (PV) will support customers in achieving their sustainability goals.
The scheme will see units ranging from 200,000ft2 up to 1.2 million ft² located next to Junction 11A of the M1.
Nigel Dolan, Development Director at Goodman said: “Goodman London Luton will combine sustainably-designed warehouse space with a high-quality commercial park setting, providing customers with modern facilities in an attractive workplace environment.
“The development will have access to 7MVA of power, enabling a high degree of technology and automation. We’re making a significant investment in on-site renewables including full rooftops of solar PV to drive power efficiencies for our customers and help reduce carbon emissions. Rainwater harvesting and electric vehicle infrastructure will also be provided to further support sustainable operations.”
Deconstruction of the existing facility is now underway and set for completion in June.