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Planning consent granted for Avonmouth logistics scheme

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A hybrid planning consent has been granted for the development of 185,000m2 of new industrial, warehouse and logistics accommodation at Central Park in Avonmouth.

Vancouver-based real estate development and investment firm, Epta Development Corporation (EDC) purchased the site in December 2020 and has appointed Stoford as development partner to deliver the scheme.

The scheme will now be known as Axis Works, includes a 92,000m2 building and three other units ranging in size from 25,300m2 to 32,300m2, all with integral CAT A office space and up to 23 MVA site power capacity.

The highly sustainable scheme is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, an EPC ‘A’ rating and net zero carbon in construction.

Features will include PV-ready roofs, air source heat recovery heat pumps, highly efficient thermal envelope design, provision for ‘green roof’ bicycle shelters and EV ready charging, and the use of recyclable materials where possible. Occupiers will also benefit from on-site nature trails, outdoor gyms and breakout facilities.

The site has already been cleared of the former AstraZeneca works and Stoford is now lining up to start site raising and infrastructure works. The developer anticipates being able to commence construction in early 2024.

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