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Mega shed targets BREEAM ‘Excellent’

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Tenders are being invited for construction of what will be one of the UK’s largest sheds, a four-storey, 2.3 million sq ft ‘mega shed’ to be built on the site of the disused Littlebrook Power Station at Dartford, Kent.

The warehouse has been pre-let, reportedly to online retailer Amazon although the developers will only confirm that the pre-let is to a major online retailer. Amazon is known to have been seeking a site for what would be its largest distribution centre in Europe.

Planning permission was granted to Tritax Big Box and Bericote Properties for the £200 million scheme that will transform a 45 acre plot, part of a 119 acre site of a four oil and coal fired power station complex close to the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and the Dartford Tunnel. Contractor ISG has been reported to be front runner for the main contract award.

The project is to target a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, employing a range of emission-reducing features including a 3.5MW roof solar panel system, energy saving lighting, low water use and electric car charging points.

Colin Godfrey of Tritax said: “Recent macro events are accelerating substantial tailwinds for our business through the ongoing adoption of e-commerce platforms as consumers increasingly shop online.

“This enhances our existing portfolio with a substantial, prime and sustainable logistics investment at an attractive yield on cost as we advance our plans to transform this disused brownfield site into a new premium logistics park.”

The developers say the project will not only deliver much sought-after high specification logistics space for London, but also bring enhanced local infrastructure and significant employment opportunities to the local area.

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