Contract awarded for Milton Keynes logistics centre
Glencar Construction has been awarded a contract by Baytree, a leading pan-European logistics building development company, to deliver a new, state-of-the-art sustainable logistics scheme.
The 10.4-acre site in Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes is being developed by Baytree and seeks to be one of the most sustainable logistics developments ever built in the UK.
The scheme has been specified to be BREEAM “Excellent”, and “WELL” ready and will feature a host of technology-enabled sustainable design features, which are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of building users, such as the use of an extensive sensor suite that constantly monitors indoor air and water quality.
The project will promote “Cradle-to-Cradle” (circular economy) principles wherever possible so that the materials used in the scheme can be returned to industry and endlessly remanufactured without a loss in quality.
Amongst the many innovative features to be included in the design of the two-building scheme are the siting of separate ancillary office pods with roof garden terraces, and onsite water attenuation measures as a part of a sustainable drainage system.
Glencar Managing Director Eddie McGillycuddy said: “This is the first contract that Glencar have been awarded by Baytree and we are very happy to have been appointed to such a high profile and ground-breaking development.
“Some of the enhancements that will feature within the specification of this scheme are pioneering and we look forward to working closely with Baytree.”
It is expected that the development will take 8 months to build and be available for occupation by December this year.