Four new, pre-let warehousing units are approaching completion at East Anglia’s first carbon neutral logistics park, following a £20m commercial property loan from Secure Trust Bank (STB).
Developer Curzon De Vere said the units at Port One Logistics Park in Great Blakenham, near Ipswich, were constructed with eco credentials in mind, featuring significant EV charging ports and photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Since the deal’s drawdown, all the use class B8 units, which have an overall footprint of around 258,000 sq ft, now have tenancies agreed, with practical completion on the final unit imminent.
This latest commercial property loan now means STB has funded the build of seven units in total at Port One Logistics Park.
The site also includes the largest building ever built in Ipswich history, with over 18 million cubic feet of capacity and 62 thousand pallet positions.
The park’s commitment is for all new B8 warehouses to be carbon neutral from May 2023. Each shed has a unique roof design to discreetly house modern PV panels and there are over 80 acres of roofing with solar panels installed on them.
These panels generate 5MW of PV energy that is unseen from the ground or surrounding countryside. All power generation can supply the warehouses’ needs for high-speed car charging, office lighting and fork truck operation.