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Purfleet 338 contract secured for Matrix

Matrix Networks has been appointed by Goodman to design and install multi-utility connections for the new Purfleet 338 logistics development at Purfleet Commercial Park in Thurrock. The Independent Connections Provider has been commissioned by its long-standing client following a competitive tender process to supply electricity, gas and water connections for

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

George Glennie

Goodman launches 500,000 sq ft of next-generation logistics space in M25 distribution hotspot+

Goodman completes 500,000 sq ft Crossways Commercial Park, Dartford M25-adjacent location places 10.4 million consumers within a 60-minute HGV drive-time, with a purchasing power of £268.1 billion* One of Goodman’s most sustainable UK developments and the first to feature full rooftop solar PV Properties available for immediate occupation To meet rising demand for sustainable logistics space with easy access to consumer markets, Goodman has launched a 500,000 sq ft site in M25 e-commerce hotspot, Dartford. This is the first of its UK portfolio to feature full rooftops of solar PV as it accelerates its commitment to low carbon technologies. Available for immediate occupation and comprising three high-specification units of 240,884 sq ft, 138,062 sq ft and 101,659 sq ft, Crossways Commercial Park offers state-of-the-art facilities for customers across retail, e-commerce and logistics. With direct access to Junction 1a of the M25, the site’s fast connections to London and the national motorway network place 10.4 million consumers within a 60-minute HGV drive-time with a purchasing power of £268.1 billion*. Kent’s excellent freight links to the Channel Tunnel, Port of Dover and London Thamesport also make the facilities ideal for businesses serving UK, European and international markets. Crossways Commercial Park is among Goodman’s most sustainable UK developments and is the first to feature a full rooftop array of solar photovoltaics (PV) across each building. The 2.2MW system will generate a combined annual power output of almost two million kWh – equivalent to removing 435 tons of carbon from the atmosphere or planting 20,727 trees. Designed to support customers decarbonise their operations, Crossways Commercial Park features solar thermal hot water, solar heating for office areas and other sustainable features including electric vehicle (EV) charging points, infrastructure for EV fleets, rainwater harvesting and smart metering, to help monitor and reduce energy consumption. Delivered to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ specification and achieving an A+ energy rating, each building also features a carbon neutral cladding system, designed to meet ‘chill-store’ and ambient product storage requirements. George Glennie, Development Director at Goodman, said: “Crossways Commercial Park is a prime example of Goodman’s global focus on delivering sustainable properties that utilise the latest innovations in design, construction and energy generation. “Not only is it our most sustainable property in the UK, but it sets a standard for future properties we will be developing. Its strategic location is also set to drive supply chain efficiencies for our customers, placing them closer to consumers which in turn drives down transport emissions.” The launch of Crossways Commercial Park also follows Goodman UK achieving a 5 Star Rating in the Development benchmark by GRESB, a leading sustainability assessment for the real estate sector.    Glennie added: “Through developments such as Crossways Commercial Park, we are realising our ambition to deliver properties that can meet our customers’ needs now and into the future.” Crossways Commercial Park adds to Dartford’s reputation as a thriving distribution and supply chain destination, with more than 4,000 people employed in logistics and e-commerce**. Part of an established business park spanning 300-acres, the development offers customers excellent on-site amenities in an attractive, landscaped setting. Employees will also benefit from a range of dedicated public transport options, helping to support recruitment and staff retention. Gavin Cleary, CEO at Locate in Kent, said, “We welcome this outstanding new facility in Dartford. Goodman is not only meeting the demand for high quality, well connected space in Kent, but is also responding to the very strong desire from international companies to have sustainable, environmentally-conscious and future-facing facilities in the UK. “This investment once again demonstrates why Kent is perfectly placed for logistics and distribution companies wishing to expand operations and maximise their potential.” For further information and to enquire about Crossways 102, 138 and 241, please visit:  https://uk.goodman.com/properties-for-lease/crossways-commercial-park.

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Goodman breaks ground on 117,500 sq ft carbon neutral warehouse for UK’s oldest wine merchant

Construction starts on facility at Andover Business Park, as Berry Bros. & Rudd take space Warehouse set to be the largest fine wine storage facility for private clients in Europe Strategically-located space ideally placed to serve the South East and West of the UK Carbon-neutral site to generate its own energy supply Goodman has broken ground on a 117,500 sq ft warehouse at Andover Business Park for Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd.  The bespoke warehouse is set to be the largest fine wine storage facility for private clients in Europe, with the capacity to store more than 14 million bottles of wine at optimum temperature in a humidity-controlled environment.  Spanning almost 100 acres of highly sought after serviced land, Andover Business Park is ideally placed to serve the South East and West of the UK. A prime e-commerce and distribution destination, already home to the Co-operative Group and global bakery firm Rich Products, those operating from the area benefit from direct access to the A303 and close proximity to the M25, A303 and A34, providing links to Southampton via the M4 and M40. The leading-edge facility will be carbon neutral, generating its own energy supply alongside utilising rainwater harvesting and electric vehicle (EV) charging points.  George Glennie, Development Director at Goodman, said:  “Our approach is to meet the increasing demand for strategically located logistics space with easy access to large consumer markets.  “This site at Andover Business Park is set to become the largest fine wine storage facility in Europe. On completion, it will provide Berry Bros. & Rudd with state-of-the-art, flexible and carbon neutral space to service their clients’ rising demand.” Edward Rudd, Business Investment Director for Berry Bros. & Rudd, added: “To offer the largest fine wine storage facility for private clients in Europe will help us realise our ambition to support fine wine collecting now and in the future. We are delighted to make this investment to position the UK as a leader in Europe and the world for fine wine collecting.” Winvic’s Director of Industrial, Distribution and Logistics, Danny Nelson, commented:    “We have a lot of experience with temperature-controlled facilities, so we’re delighted to be working with long-standing client Goodman once again on this cutting-edge fine wine storage warehouse.    “This project offers us the opportunity to showcase our strong BIM Level 2 skills and digital design resource – as well as expertise in delivering carbon neutral projects – and we are looking forward to delivering this ultra-secure facility in Andover for Berry Bros. & Rudd.” Goodman and its construction partner Winvic are delivering the facility, with Berry Bros. & Rudd set to be operational in Summer 2022. 

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Purfleet 338 contract secured for Matrix

Matrix Networks has been appointed by Goodman to design and install multi-utility connections for the new Purfleet 338 logistics development at Purfleet Commercial Park in Thurrock. The Independent Connections Provider has been commissioned by its long-standing client following a competitive tender process to supply electricity, gas and water connections for the eight-hectare site located within half a mile of junction 30/31 of the M25. Matrix Networks will be installing a 11kV, 4MVA metered electricity supply, medium pressure gas main and a 1l/s water supply for the new commercial park, which will comprise 338,267 sq ft of strategically-located logistics space. The highly sustainable development will be delivered to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ specification and will include roof-mounted solar photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal hot water, rainwater harvesting, infrastructure for electric vehicle fleets and smart metering, helping customers to achieve energy and cost savings. Rob Sparkes, Matrix Networks Group CEO, said: “We’ve worked with Goodman since we were first established in 2007. We value our long-standing relationship with them and continue to work hard to deliver on our promises, working closely with their consultant team. “Purfleet 338 is a fantastic win for us, and we’re pleased to be associated with a development which so clearly has sustainability at its heart. While we’re responsible for installing the multi-utility infrastructure required to bring this development to life, we’ll be doing so in the knowledge that on-site energy consumption will be considered by all users.” George Glennie, Development Director Goodman UK, added: “Purfleet 338 represents our commitment to delivering sustainable infrastructure for a growing industrial and logistics market. “Designed for those operating across e-commerce, retail and third-party logistics, where connectivity is crucial in distributing products to increasingly time sensitive consumers, it will provide high-quality and well-located space to serve customers across London and the South East.” Matrix Networks is due to start utility-infrastructure works on site in the Summer, working to achieve energisation by Spring 2022. www.matrixnetworks.co.uk @matrix_networks

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Goodman given green light for M25 340,000 sq ft prime e-commerce and deliveries site

Purfleet 338 Will Include 29,000 Sq Ft of Offices Green light granted for one of the largest warehouses available within the M25, meeting demand for quality logistics space close to the Capital Customers to benefit from access to a skilled workforce, including 1.6 million qualified locals1 Planning has been granted for a high specification 338,267 sq ft single unit warehouse at Purfleet Commercial Park, Essex.  Available to pre-let with the ability for an immediate start on site, Purfleet 338 is just 16 miles from Central London and at the heart of the M25 and A13 corridors, providing excellent connectivity across Greater London and the South East.  This location has prime access to the national motorway network, only half a mile from junctions 30 and 31 of the M25. This sees it able to efficiently service potential e-commerce, retail and third-party logistics customers, with capability of reaching 21 million consumers, with a combined purchasing power of £453 billion per annum2, within two hours.  Purfleet 338 also benefits from a sizeable base of potential employees – with 9,300 job seekers within a 30-minute radius and access to 1.6 million locals with qualifications relevant to logistics and distribution.     The warehouse will be developed to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ specification and will include more than 29,000 sq ft of high quality office space. Sustainably designed and energy efficient, the property will feature electric car charging points and infrastructure for future electric vehicle fleets, solar thermal heating and hot water, and carbon neutral cladding. The wider park has been designed to meet the business, health and wellbeing needs of Goodman’s customers with outdoor seating alongside a pond, mature landscaping, and a delineated running track. George Glennie, Development Director at Goodman, said:  “Purfleet 338 sees Goodman continuing our commitment to provide critical infrastructure for delivery of essential goods and services.  “With this new development, we will further connect our customers with their consumers both in the Capital and wider South East region, helping them meet growing expectations for faster deliveries.” Purfleet 338’s plans also include an 18 metre clear internal height, 55 metre yard depth, 4MVA of power and a cladding system designed to meet chill-store requirements – offering customers flexibility in usage while maximising operational efficiency.   Glennie continued: “Goodman focuses on securing key sites for properties that stand the test of time. We know that well located, designed and managed properties are better prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. Our Purfleet investment allows for rising demand in flexible, high-specification spaces that support supply chain efficiencies.”    To find out more about Purfleet Commercial Park, please visit the website for further details. Joint agents marketing the scheme are Cushman & Wakefield and JLL.

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