Developer Tritax Symmetry has submitted plans for the 930,000ft² third phase of its Symmetry Park Biggleswade scheme in Bedfordshire.
The decision to push forward follows the successful letting of the final two speculatively developed units on Phase Two, prior to practical completion, to Bidfood and Bowman Ingredients.
Bidfood, one of the largest food wholesalers in the UK, has taken Unit 02 (160,000ft²) and Bowman Ingredients has occupied Unit 03 (75,000ft²), representing an expansion of their current operation in the town. The announcement follows on from Noatum Logistics’ recent commitment to take the speculatively developed Unit 04 (230,000ft²) at the end of last year and Bond International, now occupying 112,000ft², also on Phase 2. Phase 1 is occupied by the Co-operative Group and houses their BREEAM Excellent 661,000ft² regional distribution centre.
All four occupiers on Phase 2 have signed up to use the new 2MW Energy Centre which has been installed on site following a joint venture agreement with sustainable energy solutions provider, BasePower. The Energy Centre supplies customers at the Park with more resilient energy services and greener, cheaper power. The latest buildings have all being delivered to ‘net zero carbon in construction’ in line with all Tritax Symmetry’s new logistics facilities within its portfolio.
Joint letting agents at the scheme are Colliers and Bidwells.