Construction Commences for Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East

Construction Commences for Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East

The construction of Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East in Almere has officially begun. This week, the Municipality of Almere, developer Panattoni, and contractor Goldbeck Nederland B.V. marked the festive start of construction for this sustainable, multifunctional business facility on Businesspark Stichtsekant.

Due to its strategic location, Businesspark Stichtsekant is an attractive site for a diverse range of businesses. Panattoni’s new building covers approximately 23,420 m² and can be easily divided into five smaller units starting from around 3,700 m². Each unit is identical, featuring a minimum of four different loading docks, one overhead door, mezzanine, office space, and storage area. The flexible design allows the entire building or individual units to be leased, providing opportunities for businesses interested in one or more units, as well as those looking to utilize the full 23,420 m².

Gustave Pol, Senior Acquirer Economic Affairs Municipality of Almere, stated: “The layout of Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East with five smaller units is also interesting for Amsterdam City East-based companies seeking growth and for companies in ‘last-mile logistics’ targeting the Amsterdam and Utrecht regions. Both will significantly contribute to the growth of employment in Almere,aligning with the local workforce.”

Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East is being developed in accordance with BREEAM-NL standards, ensuring it meets strict sustainability requirements. The building will be gas-free, and the roof will be prepared for solar energy generation. Completion is scheduled for early 2025.

Twelve Million People Within One Hour’s Drive

For many companies, including logistics service providers, food, and e-commerce businesses, proximity to the consumer is essential. This not only enables faster delivery but also makes it more sustainable transportation due to shorter distances by road.

With a reach of approximately twelve million people within about an hour’s drive, the Amsterdam City East Stichtsekant industrial Businesspark is strategically advantageous. Various leading companies have chosen this location as the base for their logistics operations, including Volvo, Lidl, Hunkemöller, PostNL, Royal A-ware, Flamco, Dimensio, LIS Logistics, Geodis, and Antalis.

Jeroen Gerritsen, General Director of Panattoni Netherlands, says, “Due to its strategic location relative to several major cities, Businesspark Stichtsekant is a significant logistics hub. Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East is located at Stichtsekant directly on the A27 highway, less than 30 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam and Utrecht. This makes our new multifunctional building highly suitable for companies involved in last-mile delivery.”

Green Businesspark

Businesspark Stichtsekant is characterized by its green design. The upcoming Panattoni building will directly border a newly created park with trees and plants that enhance the area’s biodiversity. Employees can enjoy a walk during breaks or have an outdoor lunch in this green space.

The green zone on Stichtsekant includes not only plants and trees but also water retention fields. Rainwater can flow directly from the roofs and grounds of the industrial buildings to the adjacent retention basins. This preserves excess water in Stichtsekant, preventing water drainage and landscape desiccation. Additionally, this approach creates a unique ecological landscape.

Cycling to Work

More and more people are choosing to cycle to work. To encourage the use of bicycles, future employees of Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East will have access to spacious bicycle parking equipped with ample lighting for safety. Moreover, the building will feature comfortable showers so that employees can freshen up after their bike ride.

The Municipality is also contributing to promoting this sustainable commuting method. Bicycle parking and a bicycle carousel, where you can pick up a bike, will be available near the bus stops on the industrial estate. The Municipality is also working to improve safety for cyclists on the industrial estate.

For those not commuting by bike, Panattoni Park Amsterdam City East is easily accessible by public transport or electric car. The parking lot at the building will have multiple electric chargers.

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Panattoni wins planning consent for 200,000 sq ft speculative logistics development in Crawley

Panattoni wins planning consent for 200,000 sq ft speculative logistics development in Crawley

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has secured planning consent for a 200,000 sq ft speculative logistics development in Crawley.

Crawley Borough Council has approved Panattoni’s planning application for Panattoni Park Crawley, which comprises two facilities of 134,012 sq ft and 65,660 sq ft on a 10-acre brownfield site on Fleming Way in the established industrial area of Manor Royal Business District, close to Gatwick Airport and junction 10 of the M23.

They will provide direct access to the affluent consumer markets of London and the south east. Manor Royal is a proven last mile and distribution location, with occupiers including Amazon, DPD, Evri, Parcelforce, Royal Mail, UPS and Yodel. Grocery occupiers include Ocado and Tesco.

Panattoni is expected to start construction at the end of September 2023 with a 12-month programme of demo and build, the speculative development is expected to reach practical completion in Q4 2024.  The facilities will be built to a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’, with many sustainability features, such as electric vehicle charging points and 15% roof lights, incorporated into the development.

Panattoni Park Crawley will be the third development start for Panattoni this year south of London, joining a 452,469 sq ft last-mile logistics development at Burgess Hill and a 268,063 sq ft development in Brighton.

David McGougan, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “Panattoni hopes to commence construction Q4 2023 and this will be the third site development in the southern sites we have commenced in the last 3 months, reflecting our confidence and strength of the south coasts’ logistics market.

This location within the Manor Royal Business Park offers tenants excellent place to service London and south east markets”.

Letting agents are JLL, Savills and Hollis Hockley.

Panattoni starts third speculative logistics development on south coast this year

Panattoni starts third speculative logistics development on south coast this year

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has begun speculatively developing a 268,063 sq ft last-mile logistics development at Brighton.

Panattoni Park Brighton will comprise of seven units, ranging from 19,834 sq ft to 55,632 sq ft, which will be built to a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’ to prioritise energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. They will benefit from eaves ranging from minimum 7m to 10m, 15% roof lights and EV charging for vans and cars. The development is scheduled for completion in Q2 of 2024.

Situated adjacent to Brighton City Airport and the A27 dual carriageway, Panattoni Park Brighton will deliver much-needed Grade-A space within this fast-growing region.

It will be the third development for Panattoni this year south of London, joining a 452,469 sq ft last-mile development at Burgess Hill and a 200,000 sq ft development in Crawley. This reflects Panattoni’s confidence in the strength of the south coast logistics market, where the demand-supply imbalance is acute.

David McGougan, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “This development presents a very rare industrial and logistics opportunity. Panattoni Park Brighton is the ideal location for last-mile delivery operations looking to address consumer markets clustering the south coast. We look forward to bring forward these speculative units.

“Brighton and Hove is predicted to become one of the UK’s top 10 fastest-growing economies by the end of 2023”.

Letting agents at Panattoni Park Brighton are DTRE, Savills and SHW.

Panattoni submits plans for 80,000 sq ft speculative logistics development at prime Heathrow site

Panattoni submits plans for 80,000 sq ft speculative logistics development at prime Heathrow site

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has submitted plans for a speculative 80,000 sq ft last-mile logistics development in the sought-after Heathrow area, after purchasing the site in Q1 this year.

The detailed planning application for Panattoni Poyle 80 is for a net zero carbon development that will be built to a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’ with enhanced sustainability credentials, including photovoltaic roof panels along with the roof capable of full PV array and 20% electric vehicle parking spaces. The facility will also feature single-storey, grade-A office accommodation, 12.5m clear internal height, 5 dock doors, 2 level access doors, 37 car parking and 24/7 unrestricted use. Subject to planning consent, completion of the facility is expected in the third quarter of 2024.

Panattoni Poyle 80 is prominently located on Horton Road within 0.5km of junction 14 of the M25. Poyle is one of Greater London’s most established logistics locations owing to its direct access to the M25 and close proximity to Heathrow Airport’s passenger and cargo terminals and its last-mile connectivity with Europe’s largest consumer market, London.

Alex Mitchell, Development Manager, South East and London, at Panattoni, said: “The team has worked hard to quickly bring forward plans to submit for the development following the purchase of the site Q1 this year. Poyle 80 is a rare ultra-urban, last-mile opportunity, providing immediate access to the UK’s largest cargo terminal at Heathrow Airport. It is one of the very few opportunities capable of this national coverage and we hope to be able to bring this forward in the next coming months”.

Stephen Vickers, Commercial Delivery Director at Panattoni, said: “We are pleased to be moving forward on the delivery of the new site, with planning now submitted to deliver a sustainable facility for occupiers. Panattoni has reviewed the supply chain to make sure we are reducing our carbon output and delivering a net zero carbon development in construction. The facility will deliver a highly sustainable scheme to an excellent specification in a desired prime location”.

Agents at Panattoni Poyle 80 are DTRE and ACRE Capital Real Estate.

Panattoni announced
Top Logistics Developer 7th Year in a row!

Panattoni announced
Top Logistics Developer
7th Year in a row!

Panattoni is the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe for the seventh year in a row, according to PropertyEU’s annual survey of logistics developers.

Panattoni delivered more than 86 million sq ft of warehouse space in 302 developments over the three years to the end of 2022, which was more than three times the amount of its nearest competitor.

Panattoni currently has more than 43 million sq ft of warehouse space under construction with an investment value of €5 billion, which is nearly 30% of the entire European development market of 150 million sq ft, according to PropertyEU.

Each year, PropertyEU publishes a list of the largest logistics real estate developers, based on the volume of floorspace delivered to the market.

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Panattoni hands over sustainable logistics facilities at Aylesford to DHL, Fowler Welch and Marley

Panattoni hands over sustainable logistics facilities at Aylesford to DHL, Fowler Welch and Marley

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has handed over the keys to three leading companies at Panattoni Park Aylesford to DHL, the global logistics 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.

The agreements for DHL to take a 110,406 sq ft facility, Fowler Welch to take a 97,891 sq ft unit and Marley to take a 9,945 sq ft design-and-build facility on long term leases were signed before construction began.

DHL’s new net zero carbon premises have achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A+’. The 110,406 sq ft facility will become part of DHL’s network of last-mile hubs serving its customers across the South East.

Fowler Welch, a 97,891 sq ft building, has incorporated a 1.5MVA photovoltaic array covering the roof, a car park canopy and cycle shelter.

The peak electrical output from the solar panels is equal to the incoming supply, which means Fowler Welch will be able to operate fully from the power generated onsite.  The Fowler Welch facility has also achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A+’.

The third building, occupied by Marley, is a 9,945 sq ft design-and-build facility, with both it and Fowler Welch signing long term leases before construction got under way.

Marley’s premises, which were built to a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’, will be used for storage and distribution. Marley will relocate its current operation and staff from Wrotham, six miles west of Aylesford.

These were the second, third and fourth facilities to be completed at Panattoni Park Aylesford, following the handover in September last year to Evri, the UK’s biggest dedicated parcel delivery company, of its 78,794 sq ft unit.

Alex Mitchell, Development Manager, at Panattoni, said: “The handing over of the three buildings marks another major milestone for our Aylesford development.

“We are determined to deliver on our promise to build a logistics and distribution park that is a benchmark for sustainability and a home for thousands of new jobs and expanding businesses.

Agents at Panattoni Park Aylesford are CBRE, Avison Young and JLL.

Panattoni hires Scott Meakin from Tritax Symmetry

Panattoni hires Scott Meakin from Tritax Symmetry

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has appointed Scott Meakin as a development surveyor to work on projects across the North of England.

Meakin has joined from Tritax Symmetry, the logistics development arm of Tritax Big Box REIT plc. Based in the Manchester office with a focus on the North West and Yorkshire, he will be supporting the growth of the developments and strengthening the ongoing speculative programme. He will work with Dan Burn, head of development for the North West and Yorkshire, and Andy Preston, head of development for the North Midlands and Yorkshire.

Panattoni has enjoyed continued success across the North West and Yorkshire regions, with some of the biggest deals in the market, including the letting of the 630,000 sq ft speculative shed at Panattoni Park Rotherham to Alliance Automotive Group. It has recently commenced construction of Doncaster 420, which at 417,570 sqft is the largest speculative development to have commenced on site nationally this year, and is also bringing forward a further 1.8 million sq ft at Panattoni Park Crewe.

Before joining Tritax Symmetry, Meakin worked for more than three years as a surveyor at Avison Young after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in real estate.

Dan Burn, head of development for the North West and Yorkshire, said: “Scott is a talented individual, who will play a key role in supporting our continuing development strategy in the UK. He will assist in bringing forward existing land and new site opportunities and will be a great asset to further grow our speculative portfolio. We look forward to Scott getting involved, sharing his knowledge with the business and growing our team further”.

Panattoni breaks ground on net zero speculative development in Doncaster

Panattoni breaks ground on net zero speculative development in Doncaster

Panattoni has put the first spade in the ground to start speculatively developing its 417,570 sq ft logistics facility at Doncaster.

Winvic Construction Ltd has been appointed main contractor for the construction of Panattoni Doncaster 420, following the approval of planning consent from Doncaster Council in February. Completion of the development is expected in January 2024.

The development which is the largest speculative logistics facility under construction in Yorkshire, is strategically located close to junction 3 of the M18, the M1, A1(M) and M62 motorways. The facility benefits from its easy accessibility to the ports of Hull, Immingham and Liverpool.

Panattoni continue to deliver its commitment to developing sustainable buildings. This facility will be Net Zero Carbon and is being built to a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’.  Other sustainability features include 20% electric vehicle charging spaces, 15% roof lights and the roof being designed to hold up to 100% PV panels.

The project comprises 37 loading doors, an 85m deep yard with parking for 74 HGVs, 358 parking spaces, 15m clear internal height and up to 1.5 MVa of power.

Dan Burn, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “Panattoni are delighted to be underway with another sustainable speculative commitment in the South Yorkshire region and we were very pleased to welcome Cllr Glyn Jones and representatives of Business Doncaster to the site to witness the early progress we have made.

“Panattoni Doncaster 420 occupies a prime location in South Yorkshire with fantastic transport links, providing easy access to both national and international consumer and industrial markets.”

Danny Nelson, Director of Industrial, Distribution and Logistics at Winvic, said: “It’s great to be working in partnership with Panattoni once more and we’re delighted Winvic was selected to construct this facility due to our expertise in delivering projects with Net Zero Carbon credentials and delivering social value.  We will be working in partnership with Panattoni, our supply chain and the local authority to take an active role in the community, committing through an Employment and Skills Plan, to prioritise training and employment opportunities for local people and businesses. The team has just commenced the initial groundworks programme and we aim to build on our already excellent relationship with Panattoni throughout the project.

 

Letting agents are CPP, Colliers International and Cushman & Wakefield.

Panattoni increases commitment to south coast logistics market with 452,469 sq ft speculative park

Panattoni increases commitment to south coast logistics market with 452,469 sq ft speculative park

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has begun speculatively developing a 452,469 sq ft last-mile logistics development at Burgess Hill, 45 miles south of London.

Construction at Panattoni Park Burgess Hill follows the granting of planning consent by Mid Sussex District Council at the end of January and reflects Panattoni’s confidence in the strength of the south coast logistics market, where the demand-supply imbalance is acute. Panattoni’s expansion for developments south of London comes following purchases of sites in Crawley and Brighton.

Panattoni Park Burgess Hill is located on a 22-acre site, which fronts the A2300 dual carriageway and provides fast access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport, Brighton and the wider south coast markets, and is adjacent to facilities occupied by DPD and Roche.

Panattoni is intending to speculatively develop 14 units, with planning in place for light industrial, general industrial and warehousing and distribution. The units will be built to a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’ and will benefit from 15% roof lights, electric charging points for vans and cars and up to 7.5 MVa of available power.

David McGougan, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “We are pleased to be bringing forward this first of three southern developments planned for 2024, which will provide 452,469 sq ft of space in 14 units. This scale of construction emphasises our continued commitment to speculative development in key, undersupplied markets.

“We start on site in March this year and will have all units completed and ready for occupation in the first quarter of 2024. We forecast that the delivery of these new units will provide up to 1,000 jobs to the region.

“We are delivering a wide range of unit sizes from 8,136 up to 142,815 sq ft in one phase to meet the high occupier demand for industrial and logistics space in the south market, where there is a critical lack of stock to serve such a big market of consumers”.

Agents at Panattoni Park Burgess Hill are DTRE, Lambert Smith Hampton and SHW.

Panattoni wins planning consent for 417,570 sq ft speculative logistics development at Doncaster

Panattoni wins planning consent for 417,570 sq ft speculative logistics development at Doncaster

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has secured planning consent for a 417,570 sq ft speculative logistics development at Doncaster.

Doncaster Council has approved Panattoni’s planning application for the facility, called Panattoni Doncaster 420, which will be one of the largest speculative logistics facilities across the Yorkshire region.

Panattoni will shortly commence speculative development of Panattoni Doncaster 420, which is close to junction 3 of the M18, with completion expected in January 2024. The facility will be built to a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’, with many sustainability features, such as electric vehicle charging points and 15% roof lights, incorporated into the development. It will also benefit from 15m clear internal height, 37 loading doors, a 85m deep yard with parking for 74 HGVs, 358 parking spaces and up to 1.5 MVa of power.

Dan Burn, Development Director at Panattoni, said: “Having recently pre-let 630,000 sq ft at Panattoni Park Rotherham, we are delighted to be bringing forward a further large speculative development in South Yorkshire. Panattoni Doncaster 420 offers great access to the regional motorway network and provides a large, skilled labour force.

“Despite the economic headwinds, occupier demand remains high across the region and supply constrained, particularly of ‘Big Box’ warehouses over 400,000 sq ft. We have been encouraged by early interest and look forward to commencing construction over the next few weeks”.

Letting agents are CPP, Colliers International and Cushman & Wakefield.

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Fully automated warehouse for ViaPharma at Panattoni Park Prague Airport II Green Solutions:

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 Associate

Lydia works within the marketing team as a Marketing Associate. 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 UK Marketing

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

UK 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 UK Capital Markets
Director Capital Markets Europe

Nick is responsible for heading up the Capital Markets team in the UK, with responsibility for the capitalisation of projects across the UK and Europe. He forms part of the Global Capital Markets network and works closely with Panattoni’s European 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.