Panattoni supersizes with largest ever speculative logistics development in the North of England

Panattoni supersizes with largest ever speculative logistics development in the North of England

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has acquired a prime 65-acre site on the Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border with planning consent for over 1.2 million sq ft.

The two phase development, called Panattoni Central A1(M), by junction 34 of the A1(M), has been acquired from Mulberry Developments in an off-market deal. Panattoni will commence construction of what will be the largest-ever speculative logistics unit in the North of England, a building of 770,000 sqft, in the autumn.  Practical completion is expected in September 2025.

Panattoni is targeting net zero carbon development, an EPC rating of ‘A’ and BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ sustainability rating – its second development in the UK with an ‘Outstanding’ rating this year. The cross-docked unit will benefit from 18m eaves, 55m service yards, EV van and car charging and 15% rooflights.  Winvic Construction has been appointed as the contractor.

The remaining 27-acre plot, which already benefits from reserved matters planning consent for a 461,000 sq ft building will initially be marketed on a build-to-suit basis.  

Panattoni 770 Central A1(M) is in a strategic location with easy access to local and national distribution routes, including the A1(M), M1 and M62 as well as the east coast ports.  Major distribution occupiers in the immediate vicinity include Culina, B&Q, Butternut Box and Daher Aerospace.

Panattoni remains focused on the big box market, where there is a scarcity of supply and strong demand for units of 400,000 sq ft and above.

Dan Burn, Head of Development North West & Yorkshire at Panattoni, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to acquire a prime logistics site in an established location by the A1(M). The development provides us with the opportunity to capitalise on the dearth of supply of XXL units across the country.

Panattoni was advised by Cushman & Wakefield and Mulberry Developments was advised by M1 Agency.  

For more information please visit https://panattoni.co.uk/our-properties/central-a1m/

Panattoni plans £135 million net zero carbon speculative logistics development in Coventry

Panattoni plans £135 million net zero carbon speculative logistics development in Coventry

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, is planning a £135 million speculative logistics development in Coventry.

The net zero carbon development, called Panattoni Park Coventry, will be located on a 47-acre site by junction 3 of the M6, which Panattoni has just acquired from L&Q Estates.

The site has outline planning consent for 600,000 sq ft of logistics space. Panattoni will develop the largest unit of 540,000 sq ft and has the opportunity to develop two further units of 40,000 sq ft and 20,000 sq ft.

Panattoni Park Coventry is located in the logistics “Golden Triangle”, adjacent to junction 3 of the M6 and with excellent communication links to the M1 and M69 motorways. There is an additional eight-acre parcel of land as part of the outline planning consent, which has been acquired by Taylor Wimpey.

The site acquisition is part of Panattoni’s strategy, which focuses on speculative development in areas where there is a critical shortage of space and significant rental growth potential.

Gregg Titley, Head of Development East and West Midlands at Panattoni, said: “This is a rare opportunity for us to acquire a prime development site in the Golden Triangle. There is a lack of supply of large logistics units of 500,000 sq ft plus in the region, while demand remains strong”.

L&Q Estates and the Landowners was advised by Holt Property.

Panattoni marks Clean Air Day 2024

Panattoni marks Clean Air Day 2024

Clean Air Day, marked on 20 June, is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign and is used to encourage active action to reduce toxic air pollution across the country. Both the World Health Organisation and the UK government recognise that air pollution is the single biggest environmental threat to our heath. At Panattoni, we are committed to doing our part to ensure that this threat is continually reduced and eventually eliminated.

Improving the air quality across our portfolio is a crucial part of our pledge to achieve net zero carbon emissions for the construction of our new developments. All of our buildings are designed in accordance with the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) framework methodology to achieve net zero carbon ‘in construction’ and the minimum environmental certification that our developments are built to is BREEAM ‘Excellent’, with the highest BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ pursued wherever possible. Our goal is always to make significant positive environmental contributions to the local communities surrounding our assets, so that everybody benefits from lower carbon emissions and cleaner air.

At all Panattoni developments we implement measures to cut carbon emissions in our drive to achieve cleaner air. We aim to recycle more than 90% of demolition construction waste from our brownfield sites when building, helping in our drive to achieve net zero carbon construction. We endeavour to incorporate Low and Zero Carbon (LZC) technology solutions in all our developments to contribute towards their energy requirements, including roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels that provide up to 10% of the overall regulated energy requirements. We also aim to reduce electricity costs for our occupiers while ensuring that renewable energy is used as much as possible.

All sites are equipped with a minimum of 20% electric vehicle charging points in their car parks, with the ability to retrospectively convert to 100% electric vehicle charging, and we utilise air-source heat pumps to heat our office spaces instead of traditional, carbon-emitting gas boilers.  One of our most carbon-light developments is Panattoni Park Aylesford, where we have introduced numerous initiatives to substantially reduce carbon emissions. One such initiative is our car-sharing scheme, offering electric vehicles to workers to travel to and from the site. This substantially cuts down the level of car-related carbon emissions stemming from employees travelling to work, helping to achieve higher air quality around the development.

Significant strides are also being made at Panattoni Park Swindon, where a car-sharing scheme will also be rolled out. We will be boosting the biodiversity of the area around the site, utilising existing woodlands and wetlands to create parks and walkways for the local community, as well as planting 11 hectares of new woodland and sowing 5.3 acres of species-rich grassland in common areas.

We remain committed to fostering spaces that protect the environment for the communities around our developments. To help us achieve this goal in Swindon, we will contribute more than £5.6 million towards ecological and biodiversity protection within the local borough, in addition to providing £250,000 to plant trees for the community off site.

Additionally, we are actively encouraging the use of public transport to reduce carbon emissions from cars. One example of this in action is at Panattoni Park Luton, which has been equipped with a bus stop to increase the number of workers who use public transport to commute to work instead of their own vehicles. This is also an initiative that we have secured at Panattoni Park Swindon, which will feature important bus routes linking the site to Swindon town centre, train station and residential areas.

Another way that we contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions is through extensive collaboration with and, where possible, localisation, of our suppliers and contractors. At Panattoni Park Sittingbourne, we have worked closely with demolition contractor Wordsworth Excavations to deploy its electric truck fleet to the site, substantially reducing transport-related carbon emissions from trucks travelling back and forth. We also strive to source local materials, suppliers and labour wherever we can, providing significant contributions to the national carbon-cutting drive through the reduction of transportation emissions.

Oliver Winchcombe, head of portfolio management and ESG, commented: “We are proud of the extensive initiatives that we have carried out to reduce air pollution and protect the environment at our developments across the UK and Europe.

“As we celebrate Clean Air Day, it is more important than ever to ensure that we take steps to drastically reduce global carbon emissions. Panattoni remains committed to constantly evolving our sustainability strategy as we strive to meet our net zero targets and do our part to achieve cleaner air”.

To find out more about Panattoni’s ESG strategy in the UK, please visit: ESG – Panattoni UK

Panattoni announced
Top Logistics Developer 8th Year in a row!

Panattoni announced
Top Logistics Developer
8th Year in a row!

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

Panattoni delivered more than 150 million sq ft of warehouse space in 367 developments over the three years to the end of 2023, which was more than three times the amount of its nearest competitor.

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

Panattoni increases investment at Sittingbourne to £170 million with further site acquisition

Panattoni increases investment at Sittingbourne to £170 million with further site acquisition

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has increased its investment in its net zero carbon logistics park at Sittingbourne to £170 million with the acquisition of an additional 10-acre site at G Park Sittingbourne.

Panattoni is preparing to submit a planning application for a 128,050 sq ft unit on the new site. Construction of this second phase of development is expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year, with completion due in the third quarter of 2025.

Panattoni is already under construction with the 645,000 sq ft first phase of development at the park, comprising two units of 440,000 sq ft (S440) and 205,000 sq ft (S205). Completion of these two units is expected in March 2025.

Panattoni Park Sittingbourne, which will total 773,000 sq ft on 36 acres, is targeting net zero carbon development with an expected BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’. All units are to be developed with enhanced sustainability measures within the base specification, including the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic panelling and electric vehicle charging points.

Panattoni Park Sittingbourne is strategically positioned between London and Dover, four miles north of junction 5 of the M2. The development provides convenient access to major national and international transport routes, with the port of Dover less than an hour away and easy connectivity to the M2, M20 and M25 motorways. Major occupiers in the area include Morrisons, Amazon, Evri and DHL.

Tony Watkins, Head of Development for the South East and London at Panattoni, said:This expansion of our site at Sittingbourne reflects the attractiveness of the location, which is suffering from an acute supply-demand imbalance. It is part of our strategy to acquire land in undersupplied markets in London and the south east that offers value-add opportunities”.

Panattoni was advised by JLL. The vendor, GLP, was advised by Avison Young.

Panattoni starts 644,000 sq ft net zero carbon logistics development in Sittingbourne

Panattoni starts 644,000 sq ft net zero carbon logistics development in Sittingbourne

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has begun developing a 644,000 sq ft net zero carbon logistics park in Sittingbourne. 

The development, called Panattoni Park Sittingbourne, comprises two units of 440,000 sq ft (S440) and 205,000 sq ft (S205). Panattoni acquired the 26-acre site in the fourth quarter of 2023 and completion is expected in the first quarter of 2025.

Panattoni Park Sittingbourne is targeting net zero carbon development with an expected BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’. Both units are to be developed with enhanced sustainability measures within the base specification, including the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic panelling and electric vehicle charging points. The site has 5MVa of power available, with a further 1.35MVa of power generated from the use of the solar panelling totalling 6.35MVa of power across the park.

Panattoni Park Sittingbourne is strategically positioned between London and Dover, four miles north of junction 5 of the M2. The development provides convenient access to major national and international transport routes, with the port of Dover less than an hour away and easy connectivity to the M2, M20 and M25 motorways.

Alex Mitchell, Development Manager at Panattoni, said: “Panattoni Park Sittingbourne provides occupiers with high-quality, modern logistics space with significantly enhanced sustainability credentials. We are pleased to be under construction having purchased the site in September 2023 and look forward to delivering the units in the first quarter of 2025.

“The development of the site highlights our continued strategy to speculatively develop within under supply markets , capturing the sustained level of occupier demand for logistics assets with seamless connectivity to local, national and international distribution routes”.

Agents at Panattoni Park Sittingbourne are Avison Young, Savills and CBRE.

Prime Minister joins logistics developer Panattoni to break ground on largest commercial site in the South of England.

Prime Minister joins logistics developer Panattoni to break ground on largest commercial site in the South of England.

The largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, Panattoni, has broken ground on one of the largest brownfield sites in the UK with its commitment to invest over £900m into Panattoni Park Swindon.

Panattoni Park Swindon will comprise of 11 net zero carbon buildings totalling 7.2 million sq ft, of brand new advanced real estate space, fit for logistics, manufacturing and data centre uses.

The formal ground breaking ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, Swindon’s Members of Parliament, Rt Hon Robert Buckland MP and Justin Tomlinson MP, and Panattoni CEO for Europe and India and Co-Founder, Robert Dobrzycki, Managing Director for UK, Matthew Byrom, and Head of Development, Southern England & London, James Watson.

Speaking at the event, Mr Sunak said: “What we are able to celebrate today is one of the largest investments in the south, one of the largest development sites in the south, that is going to create thousands and thousands of jobs and that is fantastic for the local area.

A huge vote of confidence, not just in the UK economy but in the local area in particular. I don’t think this would have happened without the efforts of everyone involved including our two MPs here and what it means is that everyone here can look forward to a brighter future. The economy has been through, of course, a tough couple of years but I believe we have turned a corner and announcements like this show that our plan is working.”

Panattoni Park Swindon is committed to its environmental responsibility, achieving net zero carbon in construction, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ certification, EPC A+ and 10% net gain biodiversity.

The site benefits from detailed planning consent for a single unit of 1.25 million sq ft and outline planning permission for the whole park. The proposals will generate thousands of new employment opportunities, including up to 7,000 new jobs on site and 9,000 indirect jobs in the supply chain over the next 10 years.

Speaking on behalf of Panattoni, Matthew Byrom, Managing Director, said: “It was great to welcome the Prime Minister today to unveil the ground breaking of Panattoni Park Swindon. What our commitment today of $1.15bn (£900m) into this project demonstrates, is that the UK post-Brexit remains a highly attractive place to invest; with its stable economy and political backdrop, it gives our capital certainty that our investment is secure.

We are confident that this significant level of inward investment will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs and have a substantive ‘ripple out’ effect to both the local and regional economy. Panattoni Park Swindon will deliver around 7,500 new jobs which is twice the number afforded by the site when it was closed by Honda in July 2021.

There are also likely to be many additional opportunities for primary and secondary suppliers. By any measure, this project is a huge vote of confidence for the region and the fundamentals that underpin the UK economy.”

Infrastructure and demolition works have commenced and the construction for the speculative phase of development will begin later this year.

VIDEO – Prime Minister joins logistics developer Panattoni to break ground on largest commercial site in the South of England.

VIDEO - Prime Minister joins logistics developer Panattoni to break ground on largest commercial site in the South of England.

Q+A: Nick Preston on building Panattoni’s investment management business

Q+A: Nick Preston on building Panattoni’s investment management business

What excited you about the opportunity to build an investment management business at Panattoni?

Panattoni has been partnering with investors on a deal-by-deal basis for many years so it is a natural progression to have in-house investment capabilities, with more capital under group control. There was no captive money prior to Panattoni Investment Management being established.

Partnering up Panattoni’s development business across Europe with the stability and the more cautious approach of institutional investors felt like a really interesting challenge for me.

There’s always this slight love-hate relationship between investors and developers – with the development side perceived as quite risky and many investors seen as wanting to avoid risk. So it’s about connecting the returns that developments can provide with a low-risk approach for those more risk-averse institutional investors.

Panattoni is carrying out a 77,000 sq m speculative development near Magdeburg in Germany

Things are progressing very well, even in the few months that I’ve been here. The rationale behind setting up the business was driven by investors saying: “We would like Panattoni to have a discretionary fund management platform we can invest with.” Fundamentally it’s about broadening the number and type of investors, who can invest alongside Panattoni, and grow the Panattoni development business across Europe.

What type of investors are you targeting?

I am targeting a range of investors who are not currently serviced by Panattoni –  whether it’s smaller investors, who might come into a pooled fund structure, or larger investors, who don’t have the deal execution capability or the portfolio management capability in-house. So they’re looking to outsource that into a discretionary, or sometimes non-discretionary, investment management service.

We are already in discussions with North American, European, Far Eastern and Australian investors. Some talks are in advanced stages.

So will you offer these investors a wide range of investment products?

Yes – from separate managed accounts to joint ventures and pooled fund structures. The logistics market remains well placed and investor demand is there. We have the ability to develop assets and then hold them long term on behalf of investors. So we’re able to bring together development and long-term, stabilised core strategies.

“We will be growing the business this year in terms of headcount and we’ve got a number of opportunities coming in. We’re hopeful that we will be up and running in due course this year”

We will be growing the business this year in terms of headcount and we’ve got a number of opportunities coming in. We’re hopeful that we will be up and running in due course this year.

Will you target acquisitions of both standing assets and developments?

Absolutely. We are keeping our options open. The reality is that we expect a majority of the acquisitions to come through the Panattoni development pipeline. It’s very significant, with exposure to all the major European markets and some minor markets as well.

Panattoni Park Arboga in Sweden Panattoni Park Arboga in Sweden

Access to product is one of the key selling points that we have through our investment management platform. And it’s meeting demand from investors whom we were not able to service appropriately before Panattoni Investment Management was established. They know that we operate in the best markets and build very high-quality, green assets. That’s what they want.

Which markets will you target?

I’m generally country-agnostic. However if you were to ask me today for a long-term investment strategy, I’d be focusing on the core markets, with supply-demand imbalance from the land perspective and strong tenant demand. But there are also more adventurous strategies. We’ll be looking at some of these other markets where the supply side is more relaxed but where you get higher returns, such as Hungary and Slovakia. That may well be more for a develop-and-sell strategy rather than a develop-and-hold strategy.

We’ll always favour the very deep and supply-constrained markets, such as Germany, the Netherlands, the UK – and also prime markets in France, Spain and Italy. And within any country there are better regions and less good regions. You look at the UK and say: “The UK is brilliant” but no one’s going to be investing in logistics in northern Scotland. It’s the same in Germany and it’s the same in the Netherlands. So it’s also about looking at the fundamentals of the asset, the demographics and the infrastructure.

But will you still offer country-specific strategies?

Absolutely. One of the benefits of the big platform is that in any of these core markets, we will be able to provide a solution. If we wanted to just do a Nordic strategy, our teams in Denmark and Sweden would be able to deliver that.

What do you make of the current state of the logistics market?

Those of us who have been around a little while understand that things take some time to stabilise after a correction. Inflation and interest rates are now settling, giving the market more certainty and stability, but it takes longer for valuations to reflect the longer-term, forward-looking views of investors.

However, I do feel we’re getting there. There’s more alignment in the market and more opportunities. Some vendors are more pragmatic than others. Having been talking to the development teams across Europe about land availability and pricing, there’s more acknowledgement by vendors of the big macroeconomic changes that have happened over the last two years, and hence more pragmatism in reflecting this in land prices.

The macro factors from the occupational side remain unchanged. Nearshoring is becoming a really big thing because of the geopolitical issues leading to supply chain insecurity. I was in Poland a couple of weeks ago and the Polish teams there are seeing a lot of Far Eastern manufacturers now moving their plants back to Europe from the Far East. This is driving demand, particularly in the eastern and southern fringes, because the labour costs are more appealing there. And it’s not just get the benefit of a large manufacturing site, it’s all of the spin-off businesses that are attracted alongside.

We haven’t talked about e-commerce as well but e-commerce growth will continue to be strong in Europe.

The other global, long-term trend is sustainability and greenfield developments. This, again, is prevalent all across Europe. It started in the Netherlands, Germany, Nordics, UK, and is spreading out through France, Spain, Italy, and further east into Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The leaders of this – typically the Dutch and Germans – are seeing extremely tight or virtually no land supply or land release of green belt. I think within the next five years there will be an absolute prohibition on any greenfield development. It’s all shifting to brownfield. There’s going to be a lot of competition for that land – not just logistics, we’re talking housing, retail, agriculture.

The Southern European logistics markets have been performing very strongly. How much of a focus are they for you?

The Italian and Spanish markets are indeed very strong. In Spain, our teams are based in Madrid and Barcelona, but we’re also looking at opportunities in Valencia and Malaga. However, the fundamental drivers of the Spanish market are Madrid and Barcelona.

In Italy, we’ve got a team in Milan. The northern slice of Italy is one of the wealthiest areas in Europe per capita so we’re active there. Similarly, Rome has been a real growth market and we continue to see opportunities around there, led by occupier demand. Fundamentally, it’s all about the micro markets.

Panattoni starts 80,000 sq ft speculative logistics development at prime Heathrow site

Panattoni starts 80,000 sq ft speculative logistics development at prime Heathrow site

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has begun speculatively developing Panattoni Poyle 80, a 80,000 sq ft last-mile logistics development in the sought-after Heathrow area, after purchasing the site in the first quarter of 2023.

Panattoni Poyle 80 is a net zero carbon development that will be built to a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’. Completion is expected in the third quarter of 2024.

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

Panattoni Poyle 80 is one of the sites in the south east that Panattoni acquired in 2023 for a combined £350 million, all of which provide value-add development opportunities in core markets where Panattoni can drive rental growth.

Alex Mitchell, Development Manager, South East and London, at Panattoni, said: “We are pleased to start construction at Panattoni Poyle 80, a rare ultra-urban, last-mile opportunity with immediate access to the UK’s largest cargo terminal at Heathrow Airport.

“Early interest in the development demonstrates strong occupier demand for the highest quality logistics space in well-connected locations. We are looking forward to completing the development of Panattoni Poyle 80 later this year as we continue to execute our speculative development programme.”

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

Ollie Wyllie

Financial Controller

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 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.