May 24th, 2021
Glencar Construction has today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Baytree, a leading pan-European logistics building development company, to deliver a new, state-of-the-art 180,000 sq ft sustainable logistics scheme at a site in Milton Keynes.
The 10.4-acre site in Fenny Lock is being developed by Baytree and seeks to be one of the most sustainable logistics developments ever built in the UK. The scheme has been specified to be BREEAM “Excellent”, and “WELL” ready and will feature a host of technology enabled sustainable design features which are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of building users such as the use of an extensive sensor suite which constantly monitors indoor air and water quality.
Via Baytree’s “Edge – Innovation at Work” commitments in the areas of technological advancement and social and environmental responsibility, the development will feature a host of multi-functional enhancements to promote employee wellbeing, operational and environmental efficiency. This includes “Cradle to Cradle” (circular economy) principles wherever possible so that in future materials used can be returned to industry and endlessly remanufactured without a loss in quality.
Amongst the many innovative features to be included in the design of the two-building scheme are the siting of separate ancillary office pods with roof garden terraces, and onsite water attenuation measures as a part of a sustainable drainage system which includes the harvesting of rainwater for re-use on site. The development will also provide outdoor gyms and training areas, edible vegetation and reclaimed timber seating.
It is expected that the development will take 8 months to build and be available for occupation by December this year.
Speaking about the award of the contract, Glencar Managing Director Eddie McGillycuddy said: “This is the first contract that Glencar have been awarded by Baytree and we are very happy to have been appointed to such a high profile and ground-breaking development. Some of the enhancements that will feature within the specification of this scheme are pioneering and we look forward to working closely with Baytree and the professional team and seeing the principles of the Baytree Edge ‘Innovation at work’ approach in reality”.
Also commenting, Jonathan Fenton Jones, Baytree Operations Director said: “Baytree is delighted to partner with Glencar for the construction of this unique scheme. The commitments made together in our partnering charter will facilitate us pushing further than ever before in facilitating energy savings, CO2 reduction, enhanced working environments and operational cost savings for our customers. We are confident that Glencar will deliver an outstanding scheme”.