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Work underway at major Peterborough logistics hub

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Steelwork erection is progressing on a 46,400m2 logistics hub on the 21-acre Peterborough South site at Kingston Park.

Glencar Construction is the main contractor and has been appointed by real estate developer Firethorn Trust.

A total of three steel portal-framed warehouses are being built with steelwork designed, fabricated and erected by Caunton Engineering.

Totalling 1,500t of steel, the project comprises a four-span structure and a three-span structure alongside a smaller two-span unit. All of the curved roof warehouses will accommodate either two or three-storey internal offices.

The scheme is being delivered as net-zero in construction and is also targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Sustainable infrastructure includes more than 3,700m2 of photovoltaic panels, 48 electric vehicle charging points and 15% roof lighting.

Glencar Managing Director London and South Roy Jones said: “Our team is now mobilised and it’s great to be getting underway at the Peterborough South scheme, our first for Firethorn Trust.

“We are delighted to be supporting Firethorn to achieve its vision of a quality, modern, sustainable logistics park with facilities and amenities that will benefit both occupiers and employees.”

Paul Martin, Development Director at Firethorn Trust, said: “We were impressed by Glencar’s considerable track record in delivering high-quality facilities of this nature, and look forward to working closely with the team to bring our vision for Peterborough South to life.

“This highly-specified, net-zero carbon development has been designed to continue driving investment and employment opportunities within what has become one of the UK’s fastest growing regions.”

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