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Sustainable warehouse planned for St Modwen’s Longbridge development

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St. Modwen Logistics, a leading logistics developer and manager, said it has boosted the regeneration of Longbridge, Birmingham and surrounding areas with a £20M investment to build a 14,300m2 sustainable warehouse that could create more than 300 jobs.

Known as the Longbridge 155 warehouse development, and located next to the former MG Rover plant, the project is due for completion in October 2022. It will showcase St. Modwen’s Swan Standard commitment – a set of industry-leading sustainable development guidelines with a focus on responsible building practices that allows its customers to target true Net-Zero Carbon in operation.

A Whole Life Carbon model is being introduced to drive more naturally-based materials into the design, to enhance the embedded sustainability and mitigate the need for carbon offsetting.

The development is said to demonstrate a significant investment in sustainability and delivers a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, targets an EPC A+ rating and is expected to achieve an overall carbon reduction of 53% compared with energy requirements set out in the UK Building Regulations (Part L).

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