LondonMetric Property is to commence development of a 350,000ft² logistics facility at its Bedford Link Logistics Park. The latest development represents the final phase of its 700,000ft² logistics scheme. It follows the successful completion and letting of three warehouses across 185,000ft² in 2019, and the further development of a 165,000ft² facility, which will be available for occupation from February 2021.
Having commenced the enabling/groundworks for the 350,000ft² facility, construction will now commence with a view to the scheme being ready for occupation in Q3 2021. The BREEAM Excellent building has been designed to the highest specification and will provide for the generation of Zero Carbon energy as we target the achievement of Net Zero Carbon.
Mark Stirling, Asset Director of LondonMetric, commented: “Bedford has established itself as a key logistics hub and has recently attracted a significant number of new and high profile occupiers because of its strategic location and modern infrastructure. Alongside our development partner Graftongate, we are very excited to be commencing our latest phase of development at Bedford Link. With congestion, a significant and increasing cost for the UK economy, its equidistant location between the M1/A1 provides great optionality and transportation resilience for occupiers to meet consumers’ demands for ever-tightening delivery windows.”