Danish shipping and logistics company Maersk has taken a 685,000ft² pre-let warehouse at the 700-acre East Midlands Gateway scheme in the East Midlands.
The unit will be completed in June and will be constructed to be net-zero for both embodied and operational carbon. It will incorporate a full roof-mounted PV array and extensive use of recycled construction materials. Provisions will also be made for the operation of a fully-electric fleet of HGVs in the future.
The development expands Maersk’s offering of end-to-end logistics in the UK significantly and is the first bespoke pre-let logistics unit that the company will operate in the country.
The development by Segro incorporates a 50-acre Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI). Maersk selected the site due to its ability to deliver operational excellence for their customers’ needs, with its central strategic location and on-site rail freight terminal providing a direct link to the seaports of Felixstowe, London Gateway and Southampton, amongst others, in order to minimise logistics emissions and significantly reduce on-road freight mileage.