A lot has happened in the world of logistics and industrial buildings over the past ten years and, having just completed the refurbishment of two buildings which we originally built a decade ago, we reflect on the importance of building tomorrow’s technology into existing buildings.
How do you refurbish a ten-year-old building so that it looks and performs better than some new comparative buildings on the market? Many refurbishment projects miss opportunities to reduce energy costs and deliver low carbon buildings; however, at Prologis UK, we are committed to improving the energy productivity, resilience and sustainability of every building we refurbish.
Our recent refurbishment of DC3 - a 372,284 square foot industrial logistics facility at Prologis Park Pineham – has produced an industrial logistics building which was originally completed in 2009 and now exceeds the energy efficiency requirements of the latest building regulations by 29%.
This improvement was only possible because, as the long-term owner of the buildings we develop, we design with the future in mind, including passive measures such as insulation, air tightness and daylighting to ensure that unnecessary energy usage is avoided. The result is a building which is setting new standards in this sector thanks to a state-of-the-art fit out which will enable the customer to save money from the first day of occupation.