Segro has secured its first customer at Segro Park Hayes.

The pre-let triggers the speculative development of a modern industrial park totalling 239,665 sq. ft.

Construction of the scheme is expected to start in Spring 2021, with SEGRO’s new customer taking a 97,600 sq. ft unit; the largest of four buildings to be delivered, which represents more than 40% of the scheme.

SEGRO Park Hayes will be a more sustainable scheme, designed to carbon neutral standards for regulated energy use, enabling carbon emissions from the buildings to be offset by the energy produced by sustainable features such as photovoltaic panels.

Electric vehicle charging points will be installed throughout the site to assist customers to adopt low and zero emission vehicles and help improve air quality in line with the London emissions targets. There will also be several features to reduce the level of energy used by the buildings, including LED lighting, air source heat pumps and reflective glazing.

Alan Holland, Managing Director at Segro Greater London said: “The ‘mixed-use’ approach provides a neat solution to the challenge of decreasing availability of land and increasing demand for housing and employment space and is the first of its design in London.”

The site is less than a mile from junction 3 of the M4 motorway, which offers access to the UK motorway network for regional distribution and to central London for urban logistics operators. It is also next to the Hayes and Harlington railway station which will become a Crossrail station.