It’s always an exciting time when we handover a new building to a customer. It’s even more exciting, however, when the official handover ceremony coincides with the customer’s first day of peak operation.
Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, recently opened its purpose-built parcel distribution depot at Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead, as it further enhances its network and infrastructure ahead of what is anticipated to be its busiest peak season to date. The new 80,000 square foot depot, which will lead to the creation of 50 new jobs, will help the company serve the London market and has the capacity to process more than 130,000 parcels each day.
The move to Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead further underwrites the company’s commitment to sustainability and green technology, which recently saw Hermes place the largest ever initial order of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles in the UK. In addition to a 40kWp design rating photovoltaic array on the roof, the building also has a rainwater harvesting system which supplies grey water for toilet flushing, solar thermal hot water to pre-heat water, EV charging points and 15% roof lights to maximise natural light in the warehouse, with additional polycarbonate panels in the south elevation to provide further light.