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Meeting a shortage of logistics facilities
Prologis has begun construction work on two distribution facilities in West London. The two new buildings, which Prologis is building speculatively, will offer 10,529 m2 and 7,319 m2 of logistics space. Designed to achieve a minimum BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation and the best Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating possible for its size, each facility will have a rooftop solar installation to deliver 10.0% of the building’s regulated energy. Volkerfitzpatrick is the main contractor and construction work is due to complete by the end of the year.
Prologis acquired the site from the Stockley Park Consortium in September 2014 and it has planning permission for a 43,227 m2 light industrial and distribution development, with the potential to bring 650 jobs to the local area.
Within this first phase of the development, Prologis will create new green spaces across the site for both residents and employees. The landscaping strategy includes plans to renovate and improve the towpath along the Grand Union canal, which runs along the southern boundary of the site; improving access and opening the area up for walking, cycling and running.
Both the construction and landscaping contracts include programmes of employment and training for local residents, including both site management and horticultural apprenticeships.