Refurbished warehouse gets ‘Outstanding’ rating
SEGRO has secured a BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ after refurbishing a 25 year old warehouse in Ealing, West London.
The company has said that it turned the 25-year-old, 33,000ft² industrial unit at Greenford Park, into a ‘sustainable’ facility, and it will be the first industrial refurbishment of this type in the world that is completed to BREEAM Outstanding standards.
The building now incorporates a range of new features, and is set to be ‘net carbon zero’ in operation with an EPC A+ energy rating, representing an unprecedented upgrade in sustainability performance for a refurbished building.
The developer has installed solar panels across 33,000ft of the exterior of the building to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions.
Further energy-saving initiatives include water-reducing products throughout including self-closing taps. Additionally, there is a rainwater harvesting system, a new heating and ventilation system including boiler plant, radiators, and pipework throughout. The rainwater harvesting tank will apparently save 64,000 litres of water a year and will directly feed the green wall that covers part the development.
James Craddock, Managing Director, UK, at SEGRO said: “Wholesale, technology-driven refurbishment of older buildings in our portfolio is an integral part of the execution of our strategy to be net-zero carbon by 2030.
“This project represents our most sustainable refurbishment to date, demonstrating our refusal to stand still and exemplifying our own high standards to drive us forward on our low carbon growth journey.”