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Steel posts green building for Royal Mail

January 1, 2010 by NSC in News
A new 19,774m² Royal Mail hub and distribution centre, built by ProLogis in conjunction with Aviva Investors and featuring a number of green credentials, has been completed by main contractor Winvic.

Steelwork contractor Caunton Engineering erected more than 600t of structural steelwork for the project which is located in Swan Valley, a 210 acre distribution park next to junction 15A of the M1.

The building’s green credentials have been boosted as ProLogis has reduced and offset all the embodied carbon associated with the construction. As a result, the predicted reductions in operational CO2 will provide an immediate and significant environmental benefit, reducing building related CO2 emissions by 77% by 2020 and saving 36,924t of CO2 over the project’s lifespan.

Structurally the building is 110m long x 145m wide, with three main internal spans of 40m and two of 35m. The project also incorporates a low level lean-to which houses office space.

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