National housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has secured the largest warehouse at Firethorn’s net zero carbon Peterborough scheme in Cambridgeshire.
The company has taken a 10-year lease on a 240,830ft² BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated warehouse, which it intends to use as a timber frame factory to support its goal of increasing the usage of timber frame on its development sites.
Nick Wright, Supply Chain Director at Taylor Wimpey, said: “Timber frame is a key part of Taylor Wimpey’s long-term strategy to deliver low-carbon, energy efficient homes and communities, whilst also providing operational efficiencies and security of supply. This new facility is an important piece in our timber frame strategy, which will further embed sustainability throughout the business whilst also providing significant operational benefits.”
The scheme is now two-thirds towards full occupation with only one 94,225ft² unit remaining. The site is located just six minutes from Junction 17 of the A1(M) and practical completion is expected in Q2 2023.
Knight Frank acted for Taylor Wimpey, while Firethorn Trust was represented by Lambert Smith Hampton and Savills.