Gazeley, global provider of sustainable logistics, has today been granted reserved matters planning approval for the proposed 74,000-m² B&Q distribution center at G.Park Swindon.
The facility on Plot A of the site is estimated to have a completed value of nearly £70 million (approx. 84.9 million), and will bring 600 jobs to the area once fully operational. The geographic position will help the site meet the needs of retail customers by ensuring products are made available in stores in a timely and efficient manner.
Demonstrating Gazeley's commitment to sustainable development, G. Park Swindon will include a number of eco measures such as the harvesting and re-use of rainwater collected from the roof of the building and solar panels to heat the water. A solar wall will use renewable energy to heat and ventilate the building. The development will include substantial areas of new habitat around the building with the planting of about 500 new trees.
Nigel Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Gazeley UK says: "Gazeley is delighted with Swindon Borough Council's decision to approve the planning application. We look forward to starting on site in the autumn and will complete the facility by next summer. As well as reducing the environmental impact of the development, Gazeley has sought to ensure that the building will deliver significant annual operating cost savings for B&Q through reduced energy consumption."
Other plots on the site are also available for build to suit opportunities.