SEGRO has won planning permission for a to speculatively develop a 190,000 sq ft net zero logistics and industrial scheme in Tottenham.
The application was approved by Haringey Council and the Greater London Authority this week. The scheme known as SEGRO Park Tottenham is designed to net zero energy standards for base build, with exemplary level energy efficiency. The building’s energy supplies will be sourced from renewables on-site and off-site, to achieve net zero carbon in operation.
The estate will be split over eight units, ranging in size from 6,815 sq ft to 50,050 sq ft, providing industrial space on the doorstep of London from which businesses can meet their customer demands.
As the first of its kind in industrial development, each unit at SEGRO Park Tottenham will have green walls – helping purify the air, regulate the temperature and promoting biodiversity in the local area, as well as creating a more enjoyable surrounding for those working in and around the site.
Customer wellness will be enhanced, by increasing natural light at the estate, providing outdoor seating and gym equipment and improving air quality and noise reduction.
Secure bike sheds will also double up as ‘insect hotels’ with specifically designed wooden habitats to house bugs and insects as part of a holistic approach to biodiverse estate management. Electronic vehicle charging points will be installed across the estate to encourage occupiers to use electronic vehicles around the capital and the low emission zone.
During construction, no material will be sent to landfill and once complete, the development will be targeting ‘Outstanding’ by the environmental benchmark ‘BREEAM’. The roof areas will be fitted with photovoltaic panels which will capture solar energy and convert it into electricity, generating 10% more energy than the building uses.
It is expected that 255 jobs will be created,.
Alan Holland, SEGRO’s Managing Director, Greater London, said: “SEGRO Park Tottenham will be a game changer for industrial development and will show what can be done to meet our environmental responsibilities as property developers.
“The increasing demand from our customers and the wider market for space ever closer to the end consumer supports our decision to build this estate speculatively and we’re excited to bring forward this development and the positive impact it will bring to the local employment market and economy.”