This project is the third phase of an industrial and distribution development situated on remediated land adjacent the London to Cambridge railway line. It has been commissioned by Goodman acting as developer and is being fitted out for Wincanton Distribution.
The unit provides 18,580 sqm (200,000 sqft) of cold storage and is capable of serving refrigerated operations down to minus 25ºC. It has a highly insulated floor slab incorporating integrated heating pipes. The 930 sqm (10,000 sqft) two-storey ancillary office is orientated for optimum solar performance and daylighting, as well as addressing the primary frontage of the site.
The building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. One of the innovative features of the environmental design was the provision of a 230,000 litre storage tank for rainwater to be collected, treated and then cooled for use in the chiller pipes serving the cold store.