Panattoni launches first project in India with 360,000 sq ft first phase of Delhi NCR park

Panattoni launches first project in India with 360,000 sq ft first phase of Delhi NCR park

Panattoni, one of the world’s largest industrial real estate developers, announces its inaugural project in India with the launch of the first phase of Panattoni Park NH71 in Delhi NCR.

This environmentally conscious Grade A warehouse park by Panattoni India signifies the company’s entry into the Indian market. Panattoni is investing INR 110 Crores (€12 million) in the first phase of the project, which will total 360,000 sq ft, as part of a planned €100 million investment in projects in India in the next year.

This investment reflects Panattoni’s commitment to contribute significantly to the country’s industrial growth.Construction is scheduled to commence by March 2024 with completion targeted by the end of the fourth quarter of 2025.

Situated on National Highway 352 (formerly known as National Highway 71) in the Delhi-NCR region, in the heart of an established warehousing cluster encompassing Luhari on one side and Farrukhnagar on the other, the park benefits from its proximity to a large congregation of major retailers, logistics companies, e-commerce and industrial occupiers.

Designed to meet diverse industrial requirements, the development focuses on sustainability, utilising eco-friendly methods and innovative infrastructure, including 100% wastewater recycling. The focus on sustainability aligns with Panattoni ‘s commitment to reducing environmental impact by optimising resource usage, promoting low-emission transportation and actively participating in initiatives as part of the Indian Green Building Council.

Commenting on the announcement, Sandeep Chanda, Managing Director India, Panattoni, said, “Serving as a gateway to India’s dynamic industrial landscape, Panattoni Park NH 71 marks our first bold step into India’s thriving market. We are excited to introduce phase 1 of our world-class warehousing establishment in the heart of the Delhi-NCR region, reflecting our commitment to providing premier spaces that empower businesses and fuel economic growth.

“As global leaders in industrial real estate development, we will prioritise sustainable ESG policies to reduce CO2 emissions and benefit the communities we serve in India. The inaugural project exemplifies our dedication to innovation, strategic development and creating opportunities that drive success for our clients and the communities we serve”.

Panattoni views India as a critical node for its global business and plans to rapidly expand in the country in the coming years.

Panattoni appoints Nick Preston to lead new investment management division

Panattoni appoints Nick Preston to lead new investment management division

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, has appointed logistics real estate veteran Nick Preston to diversify and grow its investor base.

Preston has been appointed head of the newly created Panattoni Investment Management, which will provide Panattoni with additional pools of capital. Reporting to Robert Dobrzycki, CEO and co-owner of Panattoni Europe and India, Preston will work by forming discretionary pools of capital with longer investment horizons, supplementing the company’s existing investor base.

One of the benefits for the new investors will be the opportunity to gain exposure to both the enhanced returns from Panattoni’s extensive development pipeline and a clear stock selection policy to provide long term outperformance. Panattoni has been the largest logistics developer in Europe for the last seven years with market leading expertise in delivering high-quality, sustainable logistics facilities in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and the Nordics. Panattoni’s commitment to be net zero carbon in all of its new developments by 2025 accords with the deep rooted ESG focus of Panattoni Investment Management.

Preston is a specialist European real estate investment manager, with particular expertise in the industrial and logistics sectors. He was previously CEO of Tritax EuroBox plc, the FTSE 250 listed pan-European logistics investor. Between 2012 and 2016 he broadened his European experience at Grosvenor Fund Management, helping grow the business, particularly in the Nordics.  Before that, he was instrumental in growing CBRE Investment Management’s UK business..

Nick Preston, Head of Panattoni Investment Management, said: “Joining Robert and the team at Panattoni, the unrivalled best-in-class logistics platform in Europe, gives me a significant opportunity to help the company grow by tapping into new sources of capital.” .

“This is an opportune time to be investing in logistics following the recent price corrections that have taken place. The market fundamentals remain well placed with robust occupier demand and constrained land supply and low vacancy levels. We are going to be opportunistic in our investment approach, with discretionary mandates allowing us to react quickly to opportunities as they arise”.

Panattoni delivers on its promise to create a new link road

Panattoni delivers on its promise to create a new link road

A new road designed to improve the flow of traffic in and around Aylesford has been officially opened.

The £8m road linking Station Road and Bellingham Way, has been delivered by Panattoni as part of its £180m redevelopment of the former Aylesford Newsprint site. Creating more than 1 million sq ft of high quality logistics and distribution space, the site near Junction 4 of the M20 in Kent is the South East flagship development of Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate company in the UK and Europe.

The road was jointly opened with a cutting of a ribbon by Cllr Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council; Cllr Matt Boughton, Leader of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, and Tony Watkins, Panattoni’s Head of Development for South East and London.

Tony Watkins said: “It’s great to be able to deliver on a key part of our promise to the local community. This new road has been designed to relieve congestion on the local road network and enable the site to support high quality businesses and the people they will employ.”

As a result of the new road, all non-HGV traffic destined for Panattoni Park Aylesford or New Hythe Business Park can now access them via junctions 4, 5 and 6 on the M20, via Bellingham Way and Station Road.

KCC Leader Roger Gough, added: “This investment in new infrastructure shows why it is so important to attract positive investment from market leaders such as Panattoni.

“The timely provision of the new link assists with local connectivity, complementing the area’s highway network, and has enabled the redevelopment of the vacant Aylesford Newsprint site, creating thousands of new jobs. We look forward to supporting Panattoni’s continued investment in Kent and see this as a great vote of confidence in the importance of the county’s economy.”

Thanks to its location, the site called Panattoni Park Aylesford, is now home to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer; DHL, the global logistics company; Evri, the UK’s biggest dedicated parcel delivery company; Fowler Welch, the temperature-controlled logistics company, and Marley, a UK leader in the manufacture and supply of pitched roof systems to the construction market. Planning permission has also recently been granted for the development of 630,000 sq ft to be constructed on the site. The only remaining space is Plot 6A which offers the design and build of a further 16,500 sq ft of space for another logistics industry business.

Cllr Matt Boughton, said: “Since first unveiling its plans in 2020, the team at Panattoni have been true to their word and transformed this derelict 90-acre site. They must be congratulated for delivering a really high quality home for world-class businesses offering a wide range of modern jobs here in Tonbridge and Malling.”

As part of an agreement with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council during the planning process, Panattoni will support the refurbishment of the Aylesford and New Hythe railway stations. It will also extend the provision of local bus services in the area, and put new cycle paths and footpaths in place.

The existing buildings on the site have been built to achieve high environmental performance. DHL’s building is a net zero carbon facility with a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A+’ to support its last-mile facility serving the South East. The 97,891 sq ft building taken by Fowler Welch incorporates a 1.5MVA photovoltaic array covering the roof; a bespoke car park canopy; and cycle shelter. The peak electrical output from the solar panels is equal to the incoming supply, which means the Fowler Welch facility will be able to operate fully from the power generated onsite.

Panattoni passes £350m in southern acquisitions in 2023

Panattoni passes £350m in southern acquisitions in 2023

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer across the UK and Europe, has passed the major landmark of £350 million through three significant acquisitions this year.

The first quarter saw Panattoni acquire a prime west London redevelopment site near Heathrow Airport where an 80,000 sq ft unit will be delivered for Q3 2024; the site is called Panattoni Poyle. The start of the third quarter saw the acquisition of a site to deliver 800,000 sq ft in Milton Keynes, where the business will construct two speculative units of 350,000 sq ft and 450,000 sq ft. The end of the third quarter sees the acquisition of a two unit park totalling 626,468 sq ft in Sittingbourne, strategically located to the Southeast of London 4 miles from junction 5 of the M2.

The 26-acre site, acquired from Abrdn, will be developed as a state-of-the-art, net zero carbon development. This prime location offers unparalleled access to local and national distribution routes facilitated by the M2, M20, and M25 motorways. The development will provide seamless connectivity to vital markets such as London, the Southeast, and Europe via London Thamesport, Dover, and the Port of Tilbury.

The site has planning consent for two distinct units, spanning 439,228 sq ft and 205,320 sq ft, respectively which will be speculatively developed.  Construction is due to commence at the end of the fourth quarter of 2023, with a targeted completion date in the fourth quarter of 2024. A key advantage and differentiator of Panattoni Park Sittingbourne are its enhanced environmental, social, and governance (ESG) features; the site has 5MVa of power available with a further capacity of additional 1.35MVa from the solar PV provided as part of the base specification by Panattoni. Furthermore, Panattoni will engineer the construction to achieve a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘A’.

Panattoni’s acquisition at Sittingbourne follows its success at the nearby 1.6 million sq ft Panattoni Park Aylesford; the level of demand in the region has  resulted in the scheme being  100% pre-let to major national and international occupiers in less than 24 months from acquisition

Tony Watkins, Head of Development for the South East and London at Panattoni, said, “This third acquisition in the South in 2023 confirms our success in delivering on a strategy to acquire land that provides value to investors and customers in the current commercial environment. We will continue to selectively purchase key developments that offer value-add opportunities within core markets in London and the South East, where we can drive rental growth”.

Finally, he said “we expect to be announcing more acquisitions this quarter”.

Panattoni were advised by JLL, Abrdn were advised by Avison Young and Savills

Panattoni and Newlands partner for £200m+ development

Panattoni and Newlands partner for £200m+ development

Panattoni, the UK’s largest industrial developer, is collaborating with Newlands Developments to create a 800,000 sq ft logistics hub in Milton Keynes.

The project, which is understood to have a gross development value north of £200m, will comprise two speculatively constructed units of 450,000 sq ft and 350,000 sq ft on a 50 acre site next to the M1.

The developer said Panattoni Park Milton Keynes “has the capacity to serve all of the UK, enabling efficient connectivity and distribution across key regions”.

James Watson, Head of Development Southern England and London at Panattoni, said: “Panattoni Park Milton Keynes marks a significant step in our ongoing commitment to big box development in key UK locations. Our strategy focuses on addressing the evolving needs of the logistics market and our clients.

“The decline in new speculative development starts in the past 12 months will give this project first mover advantage in the market. Panattoni Park Milton Keynes is a testament to our commitment to the ongoing growth of the sector and the delivery of top-tier logistics developments.”

Simon Williams, head of development at Newlands Developments, said: “The site is ideally located for the speculative development and will offer customers a fantastic opportunity in the large-scale logistics property market. The units will be constructed to the highest BREEAM and EPC ratings confirming both Newlands’ and Panattoni’s commitment to sustainable development. We look forward to working closely with the Panattoni team to provide a successful development at Milton Keynes.”

Cushman and Wakefield was an adviser on the deal.

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Financial Controller

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BREEAM Outstanding at Panattoni Park Cheb, Czech Republic for Real Digital Green Solutions:

Fitting largest solar roof in the UK for M&S at EMDC​

Panattoni’s team developed the 900,000 sq ft solar array at the Marks & Spencer’s distribution centre in Derbyshire, making this the biggest in Europe at the time of installation. The array will generate over 5,000MWh of electricity per year and reduce the building’s carbon footprint by 48,000 tonnes over 20 years. The array provides almost 25% of the energy the distribution centre needs, making it nearly self-sufficient during daytime operations.

The Marks & Spencer distribution centre also has a solar wall that allows the building to passively regulate its own internal temperature, and the enabling work included 92,000 tonnes of concrete broken out and recycled on site.

These measures earned the building a carbon neutral certificate and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation.

Delivery of Energy Park in Kettering, UK

The extension to the existing Burton Wold Wind Farm involved the installation of nine GE 1.6MW turbines, the most efficient available when commissioned, to create a new 14.4MW wind farm at the site.

The wind farm saves an average of 12,831 tonnes of CO2 each year. In its remaining 15 years of life it is expected to save another 201,000 tonnes of CO2.

As part of this project, leading members of the team also designed a prototype for local energy generation that linked renewable energy technologies, local businesses and the local community in a virtuous circle of production and consumption.

Melissa Berry

Finance Assistant

Melissa works within the Finance and Accounts department at Panattoni in the UK. Her responsibilities range from facilitating payments for the development projects in the UK, assisting with accounting activities of all invoice reports and expenses from the UK teams. Prior to joining Panattoni, Melissa achieved a First Class BA Honours from Queen Mary University of London in History as well as a Masters in Law.

Faye Burrows

London Business Support

Faye works within Panattoni’s London Business Support team, where her role revolves around a robust administrative skill set. She ensures consistent organisation within the London office and team. Faye’s great attention to detail, contributes to the smooth operation of day-to-day activities, maintaining a well-ordered and efficient work environment. As well as this she consistently manages corporate schedules and coordinating essential tasks for all areas of the Panattoni team.

Jordan Madden-Nadeau

Financial Accountant

Jordan serves as a Financial Accountant for Panattoni. He is responsible for the accounting operations within the UK and for its projects, with a particular emphasis on ensuring tax compliance and facilitating with the audit process. A qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), he brings over five years of experience in the property industry to his role. 

Grace Dignum

London Business Support

Grace works within Panattoni’s London Business Support team and plays a pivotal role in ensuring the company’s seamless operations.
Working closely with the team, she contributes to the efficient functioning of the London office while offering administrative support to various members of the business. Grace also works alongside the marketing team, where her specific function involves assisting in various UK events and marketing initiatives. 

Lydia Room

Marketing Manager

Lydia works within the marketing team as a Marketing Manager. Lydia is responsible for assisting the formulation of both corporate and scheme related material for Panattoni in the UK, alongside working with Francesca on the implementation of new marketing strategies. Lydia has a first class degree in Marketing & Communications along with a strong background expertise and practice in graphic design.

Harriet Wing

Marketing & Events Manager

Harriet is the Marketing and Events Manager at Panattoni, she is responsible for co-ordinating all events at Panattoni UK. Harriet’s impeccable organisation skills are integral to making all Panattoni events as seamless as possible. Harriet works very closely with the marketing team overseeing the consistency of Panattoni’s core values and brand positioning and that they are upheld throughout Panattoni’s messaging.

Francesca Linnitt

Head of Marketing & Communications

Francesca is Head of Marketing for Panattoni in the UK and is responsible for developing the corporate profile and executing marketing strategies for all the UK projects. Francesca’s role includes managing the external communications for Panattoni and bringing new and innovative marketing ideas to fruition. Francesca works closely with the Panattoni European marketing team to ensure a seamless brand across Europe and has brought many new ideas into the business.

Josh Butler

Senior Project Manager

Josh is an experienced project manager at Panattoni with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, he has delivered large scale speculative and build to suit projects across the whole of the UK. Josh has been heavily involved in large site remediation schemes over the course of his career and is from an engineering background. Josh has an extensive knowledge and expertise’s of onsite delivery.

Stephen Vickers

Commercial Delivery Director

Stephen manages the commercial delivery of our developments on a national basis and works within the project management team to deliver the high complex construction projects. He has spent more than 30 years in the industrial and logistics sectors, delivering a wide range of developments in the UK and Europe. He also has a vast knowledge of delivering sustainably accredited facilities, working with BREEAM, ESG, Net Zero and GRESB frameworks.

Owen Follett

Project Delivery Director

Owen has an impressive track record in the delivery of large scale build-to-suit projects with a particular emphasis on the delivery of industrial facilities for global automotive, aerospace and e-commerce occupiers. He has been responsible for the development of over 20m sq ft of new build industrial space in the UK and internationally. Projects include new automotive plants, aerospace manufacturing facilities, research and development centres and multi-modal logistics developments. Owen now works with the development team on a national basis in the delivery of highly complex construction and infrastructure projects.

Mark Powell

Project Delivery Director

Mark is a highly experienced delivery Director with over 20 years-experience in the industry, he has delivered both speculative and build-to-suit projects for a broad cross section of clients, ranging from aviation to manufacturing. Mark is capable of quickly assessing projects and implementing strategies to ensure all aspects of the scheme are delivered to exacting standards. A Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Building, Mark can deliver the most complex and challenging schemes.

Peter Carter-Wall

Construction Director

Peter is in charge of the on-site delivery and quality control of all construction projects at Panattoni. Peter has over 20 years experience in the project management sector and now specialises in the delivery of large-scale industrial buildings, site infrastructure & remediation. Peter has worked with the management team for over 10 years and is highly regarded in the market, with a reputation for his meticulous and diligent approach to construction management.

Simon Willgress

Project Delivery Director

Simon is an experienced member of the Panattoni project management team, and has extensive client side experience in the logistics sector, having spent 13 years working within leading FTSE 100 companies. Simon is responsible for all the technical due diligence and implementation of the development programme on his projects and brings highly valuable experience of automated warehouse developments. Simon is particularly interested in low carbon design development.

Ian Anderson

Head of Project Management

Ian is a highly regarded and experienced Head of Project Management, with responsibility for procuring Panattoni’s land acquisition, build-to-suit and speculative build programme. Ian combines his practical and commercial approach, with a keen eye for detail, ensuring that all projects are delivered to the highest standard. Ian has particular expertise in the negotiation and contract tender for large scale industrial buildings, with a background in structural engineering. In the last 18 years, Ian has gained considerable experience and market knowledge in the industry.

Tanya Thewlis

Capital Markets Business Manager

Tanya is responsible for providing operational support to the Capital Markets team in the UK. Tanya assists with the formulation of capital and financing solutions and helps to maintain investor relationships. Tanya has 20 years in operational support which offers a wide skill set that allows her to assist the capital markets team in smooth operations and client management.

Tom Watkins

Transaction Manager: Capital Markets

Tom is an integral part of the UK Capital Markets team and works closely with Nick Cripps, providing financial assistance and analysis. At Panattoni Tom’s role includes the preparation of financial appraisals for acquisitions, preparing investment documents for Panattoni’s capital partners and consolidating Investment Committee Reports for Panattoni’s internal approval process. Tom is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Oliver Winchcombe

Head of Portfolio Management and ESG

Oliver manages the property and asset management of the UK portfolio, working closely with the project management and finance teams. He is an experienced property manager, having spent many years with specialist property management consultancy firms, and working on behalf of large institutional funds. He is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Indy Gill

Financial Controller

Indy is the Financial Controller for Panattoni in the UK. He is responsible for the accounting activities of Panattoni and its development projects in the UK, with a focus on consulting with external auditors and tax advisors. Indy is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with many years of experience in the property industry.

Scott Meakin

Development Surveyor
North West & Yorkshire

Scott is a development surveyor in the North West and Yorkshire development team. Scott has over 5 years’ experience in commercial property. He started his career in real estate consultancy where he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. More recently, Scott has been involved in the delivery of large-scale industrial & logistics developments across the UK. Scott’s focus will be to support with the acquisition of new sites and help deliver new projects.

Ethan Greene

Development Manager
Southern England & London

Ethan is a Development Manager at Panattoni and works in the Southern England & London development team, helping to expand the business in the region. Ethan’s primary focus is to support with the acquisition of new sites and help to deliver new build development projects. Prior to Panattoni, Ethan studied Business and Economics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree.

Alex Mitchell

Development Manager
South East & London

Alex’s role at Panattoni is to deliver new build development projects and assist in the leasing of existing speculative development. Alex is focused on London and the South East region, and works closely with Anthony Watkins in supporting the national team to expand the business. Prior to Panattoni, Alex worked for Lambert Smith Hampton as a Chartered Surveyor advising a number of blue-chip occupiers on their nationwide acquisition and build-to-suit programme.

David McGougan

Development Director
South East

David has over 17 years’ experience in customer-centric, high-quality industrial and logistics development. David is responsible for the growth of both speculative and build-to-suit developments in the South East. David has a vast knowledge of the market and has a track record of delivering over £270 million of build-to-suit and speculative developments.

Gregg Titley

Head of Development
East and West Midlands

Gregg heads the development growth strategy in the East and West Midlands region. Gregg has more than 25 years’ experience in delivering projects for blue-chip customers on both speculative and build-to-suit basis. Gregg has specialised in large-scale delivery of bespoke and sustainable development facilities.

Andrew Preston

Head of Development
North Midlands & Yorkshire

Andrew has over 15 years experience in the industrial real estate market. Andrew’s role at Panattoni is to accelerate the land acquisition programme for speculative development across the wider Midlands and Yorkshire region. Andrew has a broad breadth of experience in the commercial property sector, with a detailed knowledge of the leasing and development process and is currently responsible for some of the UK’s largest speculative development projects.

Daniel Burn

Head of Development
North West & Yorkshire

Dan leads Panattoni’s Northern office, based in Central Manchester. Dan is responsible for accelerating the company’s land purchase, build-to-suit and spec build programme across both the North West and Yorkshire Region. With 20 years transactional experience, Dan is well recognised within the market, having been involved in many of the UK’s pre-eminent industrial & logistics schemes. Since working in the sector, Dan has gained a reputation for his approachable, pragmatic and customer focused approach to business.

James Watson

Head of Development
Southern England & London

James has 15 years experience in the property market and is responsible for expanding the business in the South East region. James’s role at Panattoni is to originate and deliver both large scale speculative and build-to-suit projects. In the last three years, James has delivered over £350 million of new build projects, including some of the largest logistics build-to-suit projects in the market.

Tony Watkins

Head of Development
South East & London

Tony is responsible for expanding the company’s land and speculative build platform in the South East. Tony specialises in the execution and delivery of major industrial schemes. Tony is highly accomplished in a variety of surveying sectors, with over 25 years experience. Prior to joining the Team, Tony has held senior positions in the clean-tech and waste management industry, having previously been CEO for a bio-fuels and waste-to-energy and renewable energy business.

Nick Cripps

Head of Capital Markets

Nick is an Executive Director, Capital Markets Europe and is Head of the UK Capital Markets team, with responsibilities for the capitalisation of projects across the UK and Europe. With his role in capital formation for the Group, Nick is an integral part of the Global Capital Markets network and works closely with Panattoni’s international operating platform helping originate and structure capital solutions, and manage global and Pan-European investor relationships.

Oliver Choppin

Finance Director

Oliver is the Finance Director for Panattoni in the UK, overseeing the company’s financial strategies and is responsible for all financial aspects of the UK business including structuring, debt finance, deploying capital allocations, he also works closely with Panattoni’s European finance platform. Oliver has a wealth of experience in real estate finance having spent over 20 years in various treasury and accounting roles and been involved in over £7 billion of financing deals in both public and private debt markets. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Oliver Bertram

Head of National Development

Oliver is Head of National Development for Panattoni in the UK and is responsible for the national transactional platform in the UK. Oliver is recognised within the sector as a market specialist and is known for his personable approach to business and has earned a reputation for his commitment to customer service. Oliver has completed a number of significant industrial and logistics development projects across the UK.

Fergie Taylor

Head of Development Delivery

Fergie is responsible for managing the Panattoni UK delivery platform and has been instrumental in both establishing and guiding the Panattoni supply chain and project management team. With over 30 years of experience in the logistics sector, Fergie is recognised as one of the leading delivery directors in the market, with a keen interest in both low carbon design and sustainable development. Fergie has an unparalleled track record in the delivery of major industrial facilities and has procured an extensive range of new build logistics space for a variety of blue-chip customers.

Matthew Byrom

Managing Director UK

Matthew is Managing Director of Panattoni, representing the UK on both the European and Global Investment Committees that guide the strategies and day to day operations of the business. He also leads in the identification of new business opportunities and company investment. Since forming First Industrial in 2009, which merged with Panattoni in 2017, Matthew has continued to build on his reputation for the delivery of major development projects in the UK while continuing to grow the business.

Sara Lewis

UK Business Support

Sara works within Panattoni’s Business Support team. With over 10 years’ experience at Panattoni, Sara supports the Executive Team with the day-to-day operations of the business. Sara has developed her skill set to assist across the wider Panattoni business throughout the UK.

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Delivery of Energy Park in Kettering, UK

The extension to the existing Burton Wold Wind Farm involved the installation of nine GE 1.6MW turbines, the most efficient available when commissioned, to create a new 14.4MW wind farm at the site.

The wind farm saves an average of 12,831 tonnes of CO2 each year. In its remaining 15 years of life it is expected to save another 201,000 tonnes of CO2.

As part of this project, leading members of the team also designed a prototype for local energy generation that linked renewable energy technologies, local businesses and the local community in a virtuous circle of production and consumption.

Fitting largest solar roof in the UK for M&S at EMDC​

Panattoni’s team developed the 900,000 sq ft solar array at the Marks & Spencer’s distribution centre in Derbyshire, making this the biggest in Europe at the time of installation. The array will generate over 5,000MWh of electricity per year and reduce the building’s carbon footprint by 48,000 tonnes over 20 years. The array provides almost 25% of the energy the distribution centre needs, making it nearly self-sufficient during daytime operations.

The Marks & Spencer distribution centre also has a solar wall that allows the building to passively regulate its own internal temperature, and the enabling work included 92,000 tonnes of concrete broken out and recycled on site.

These measures earned the building a carbon neutral certificate and BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation.