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.

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