Legal & General’s Industrial Property Investment Fund and developer PLP have let their 190,660ft2 speculatively built warehouse, Metro 190, at Trafford Park, Manchester, to independent fragrance retailer, The Fragrance Shop.
The facility has a 15m clear height warehouse, high spec offices, a secure 50m yard, separately accessed car parking and 2.5MVA of power.
Metro 190 has also achieved BREEAM Excellent and has been designed to facilitate carbon net zero in operation. The building has an all-electric energy strategy utilising measures including air source heat pumps to heat and cool the offices, over 600m2 of solar PV to generate renewable electricity and electric car charging points.
During construction of Metro 190, the team at PLP and IPIF, alongside the contractor, Readie Construction, explored new measures such as the use of GGBS within concrete and the use of steel with a higher recycled content to achieve greater on-site embodied carbon reductions.
The facility will be ready in Summer 2022. Savills and Avison Young were joint letting agents for the scheme.