Prologis, the UK’s leading developer and owner of logistics real estate has achieved final stage BREEAM 2014 ‘outstanding’ accreditation for DC2, its 360,000 square foot distribution centre at Prologis Park Dunstable. This is the first industrial building to be assessed ‘outstanding’ under the BREEAM 2014 guidelines and the accreditation confirms Prologis Park Dunstable as the first large-scale distribution park to be fully certified as BREEAM ‘outstanding’.
With an assessment score of 92.3%, DC2 has been shortlisted for the BREEAM 2017 Awards, which will be announced in March. The building’s success follows that of DC1 Prologis Park Dunstable, a 310,000 square foot facility that achieved BREEAM 2011 ‘outstanding’ accreditation and was shortlisted for the BREEAM Awards in both 2015 and 2016.
All new Prologis UK buildings are designed and constructed to be sustainable and BREEAM accreditation is one of the metrics used for measuring environmental performance. The BREEAM process informs and guides the company’s sustainability strategy, which aims for a minimum BREEAM ‘very good’ accreditation, generally achieving ‘excellent’.
The two distribution centres at Prologis Park Dunstable have been designed and constructed to Prologis’ standard methodology. However, because the Dunstable development was built on a brownfield site in the middle of the town, Prologis gained additional BREEAM credits for managing site specific issues, including historic ground contamination and re-using demolition materials.
Prologis built DC1 and DC2 speculatively and both buildings were let before completion, bringing hundreds of jobs to Dunstable.
“We aim to deliver Grade A sustainable buildings that will help our customers run their operations as efficiently as possible,” said Andrew Griffiths, managing director, Prologis UK. “All our buildings are designed to the highest standards, so we are delighted that having followed our standard approach, we now have the first fully certified BREEAM ‘outstanding’ logistics park in the UK.”
Prologis owns and manages approximately 23 million square feet of logistics and distribution space in the UK as of September 30, 2016.