SEGRO to deliver greenest site in London


SEGRO has secured planning consent from Haringey Council and the Greater London Authority to speculatively develop what is set to become London’s greenest industrial estate.

Located in London’s Zone 3, SEGRO Park Tottenham will create 190,000 sq ft of modern, high quality space developed with the latest environmental designs, raising the bar of sustainable industrial development and workplace wellbeing. The building is designed to net zero energy standards for base build, with exemplary level energy efficiency. The building’s energy supplies will be sourced from renewables on-site and off-site, to achieve net zero carbon in operation.

The estate will be split over eight units, ranging in size from 6,815 sq ft to 50,050 sq ft, providing industrial space on the doorstep of London from which businesses can meet their customer demands.

As the first of its kind in industrial development, each unit at SEGRO Park Tottenham will have green walls – helping purify the air, regulate the temperature and promoting biodiversity in the local area, as well as creating a more enjoyable surrounding for those working in and around the site.

Along with the green walls which will grow a variety of species of plants, carefully selected to remove pollutants from the air and reduce carbon dioxide, mature trees will be planted in the landscaped areas, attracting native wildlife and playing an important role in reducing carbon dioxide levels. Customer wellness will be enhanced, by increasing natural light at the estate, providing outdoor seating and gym equipment and improving air quality and noise reduction.

Secure bike sheds will also double up as ‘insect hotels’ with specifically designed wooden habitats to house bugs and insects as part of a holistic approach to biodiverse estate management. Electronic vehicle charging points will be installed across the estate to encourage occupiers to use electronic vehicles around the capital and the low emission zone.

During construction, no material will be sent to landfill and once complete, the development will be targeting ‘Outstanding’ by the environmental benchmark ‘BREEAM’. The roof areas will be fitted with photovoltaic panels which will capture solar energy and convert it into electricity, generating 10% more energy than the building uses.

255 jobs will be created, and working with the London Borough of Haringey and local agencies, SEGRO will deliver a skills and training programme to help members of the local community secure employment opportunities provided by the development of SEGRO Park Tottenham.

Apprentices will be invited to work on site as part of this programme and a wide range of interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) events will be hosted throughout the duration of scheme for school and college students. A local supply chain initiative will also be rolled out to ensure that inward investment remains in the area.

Councillor Gideon Bull, London Borough of Haringey, said:

“SEGRO Park Tottenham will be a high quality sustainable industrial park that will attract business investment into the borough and create new job opportunities for the local community”

Alan Holland, SEGRO’s Managing Director, Greater London, said:

“SEGRO Park Tottenham will be a game changer for industrial development and will show what can be done to meet our environmental responsibilities as property developers.

“The increasing demand from our customers and the wider market for space ever closer to the end consumer supports our decision to build this estate speculatively and we’re excited to bring forward this development and the positive impact it will bring to the local employment market and economy.”

The estate will deliver a well-connected and modern urban logistics hub that is virtually unrivalled in its proximity to central London. It will enable quick and easy access to the North Circular and M25. This prime location will further support SEGRO’s occupiers, enabling them to meet the increased demands of their customers.

SEGRO is London’s largest industrial developer with over 13.5 million square feet of space which is home to 450 businesses employing around 25,000 people.


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