Commercial real estate investor Firethorn Trust has appointed construction firm Glencar to build a 93,984sq ft last-mile logistics scheme in south-east London.

The project, dubbed Blueprint Erith, will be built by construction firm Glencar. Work will begin on site this month with the project due for completion in Q1 2023.

This is Glencar’s second appointment by Firethorn this year. In January it was chosen by the investor to build a 500,000sq ft scheme across three units at a site in Peterborough.

The Blueprint Erith project will begin with the demolition and site clearance of an existing warehouse and external concrete yard, followed by the construction of four modern single storey terraced warehouse units, having a clear height to underside of haunch of 12 metres.

The scheme will also feature 12,000sq ft of internal first floor office accommodation together with open storage, while external site works include hardstandings, car parking, landscaping and drainage.

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The development, which has a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification is being constructed to net-zero carbon with 15% rooflight coverage, 13 EV charging points and LED lighting. A Photovoltaic ‘ready’ roof structure will also provide capabilities for future full PV coverage.

Roy Jones, Glencar MD of London and the South, said: “Glencar prides itself on long-term customer relationships and partnership built upon the principles of trust and understanding leading to repeat business.

“On that basis receiving this instruction in quick succession is testament to the growing and beneficial relationship we are building with the team at Firethorn and we are proud to be delivering for them again.”

Paul Martin, development director at Firethorn Trust, continued: “Glencar has a strong track record in delivering high-quality industrial schemes, and we are delighted to appoint them for a second time on what is a strategically important project for Firethorn.

“The team has demonstrated great knowledge and expertise, putting forward the latest products and innovations to benefit our occupiers, both now and for the future, whilst enabling us to deliver on our commitment to sustainability. We look forward to working with the team again to bring Blueprint Erith to life.”