Temperature-controlled logistics company Fowler Welch has signed a pre-lease agreement with Panattoni, the largest industrial real estate developer in Europe, at Panattoni Park Aylesford in Kent.
Fowler Welch, part of the Culina Group, has signed a 15-year lease for a 97,891 sq ft facility, which includes several zero carbon technologies and enhanced sustainability features, as well as 20 dock doors and a 50m yard.
Sustainability is at the heart of Panattoni Park Aylesford’s design. The strategy aims to minimise the operational use of carbon, which includes some scope three emissions from tenant activity and installed equipment and systems such as heating and lighting. Every building at the park will have air source heat pumps to control temperature in the offices and photovoltaic panels on the roofs. It is expected that these measures will generate up to 15% reductions in regulated energy use across the building.
“In a short space of time we have signed pre-lets with two high-quality logistics companies, which endorses our belief in the location. Aylesford is the largest available logistics site serving London and the Channel ports,” said Alex Mitchell, Development Associate at Panattoni.
Panattoni is also targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for the building and working in partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust to achieve a 10% net gain in biodiversity at the site.
The pre-let to Fowler Welch follows the first pre-let at the development at the end of last year to DHL. Agents at Panattoni Park Aylesford are CBRE, Avison Young and JLL. Fowler Welch was represented by Legat Owen.