Goodman has broken ground on a 124,038ft2 high-specification industrial and logistics facility in East Horndon, Brentwood.
Located just three miles from Junction 29 of the M25, Goodman’s London Brentwood Commercial Park will deliver a new business and employment space, set to boost economic growth in the Borough.
From fast access to London and the South East via the M25 and A12, and the wider UK via the M1, A1(M), M11 and M2, to fast airport and port links, the area is already home to well-known firms including DHL, Great Bear Distribution and DB Schenker, as well as Ford’s Dunton Campus.
Forming the first phase of development, Unit 1 will provide 124,038ft2 of high-specification warehousing facilities, including 14,695ft2 of modern office space.
“With a lack of supply across London and the South East, our investment in London Brentwood Commercial Park reflects customers’ rising demand for strategically-located space,” commented George Glennie, Development Director at Goodman. “Designed to offer flexibility and support operational efficiency, the high-specification and sustainable facilities will not only help our customers reach large consumer populations but meet their workforce and employment needs.”
The vision for the site is to deliver an attractive, people-focused environment. Landscaping, high-quality design and staff welfare facilities are expected to attract customers from a variety of sectors, complementing Brentwood Borough Council’s ongoing activity to drive investment in the area.
This approach extends to the sustainable features of the park. Designed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ specification, Unit 1 will feature a full rooftop solar PV system of 827kW alongside rainwater harvesting, infrastructure for electric vehicle fleets and smart metering, helping customers to reduce energy use and meet their own sustainability objectives. The facility will also be set within a carefully landscaped environment to promote the health and wellbeing of employees while boosting local biodiversity.
Unit 1 will be available for occupation from September 2022, with a second phase of development offering build-to-suit opportunities from 30,000-125,000ft2.
Agents marketing London Brentwood Commercial Park are Colliers and Savills.