Yusen Logistics and commercial property developer Segro have signed a contract for a new shared user warehouse facility in Northampton.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new build project will take place shortly, with the site expected to be fully operational by summer 2025.

The building is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, which will reduce carbon to net zero during build and is designed to save approximately 418 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in scope 1 and 498 tonnes in scope 2 annually.

The £280m investment in the 1,191,000sq ft facility will incorporate several initiatives that Yusen Logistics said will achieve net zero for the operation.

The warehouse includes a solar array spanning the entire roof space, generating approximately 1,850 MWh in the first year and allowing for surplus energy to be exported to the National Grid, generating green energy for others to benefit from.

The site will have 220 truck parking spaces including eHGV charging with 70 loading docks.

The site is also close to the M1 and immediately adjacent to Segro’s 35-acre strategic rail freight terminal and colleagues will benefit from green spaces, increased bicycle storage and car charging for 220 EVs.

Yusen MD David Goldsborough said: “This Yusen Logistics UK facility, in partnership with Segro, sets a new logistics industry benchmark and further emphasises Yusen Logistics’ commitment to providing sustainable logistics services by 2030.

Yusen Logistics and SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton

Yusen Logistics and SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton

“We are both proud and excited to be a part of this exciting project and look forward to achieving our sustainability goals.”