SEGRO successfully lets the relocated warehouse at Slough Trading Estate
SEGRO plc (SEGRO), owner of the Slough Trading Estate, has signed a 10 year lease with existing customer ‘Lanes for Drains’ for 9 Cambridge Avenue, a warehouse which was dismantled and re-built elsewhere on the Estate to make way for the new Leigh Road bridge.
The new building will provide Lanes for Drains – the drain cleaning and repair specialists – with more modern business space and will be the main hub for their operations in the Thames Valley and North London regions.
The 35,345 sq. ft. unit was relocated due to the construction of the new £10 million Leigh Road bridge, which opened in October. Environmental studies showed that it was viable to dismantle the original, modern building on Leigh Road and to recycle the materials, specifically using the original steel frame.
The building was demolished and materials reused in line with SEGRO’s sustainability targets, making it one of SEGRO’s greenest buildings. The project took just 11 months to dismantle and re build.
The re-developed 9 Cambridge Avenue is a low carbon warehouse and office accommodation and is believed to be one of the first building relocations of its kind in the UK. The pioneering nature of the project has already been recognised in the Construction Excellence Awards 2015, with the building Highly Commended in the Sustainability Category for London and the South East.
Gareth Osborn, Business Unit Director for SEGRO in the Thames Valley, said:
"Our ongoing development plans for the Slough Trading Estate are designed to meet the rise in occupier demand that we are seeing for modern, well-located industrial buildings. It is our priority to create additional space that enables our customers to grow their businesses.
“The unit is particularly impressive given the work done to move its location on the Trading Estate. The relocation has saved 530 tonnes of carbon which is the equivalent of 2,500 trees or 115 return flights from London to Hong Kong and its carbon footprint is 40% lower than the benchmark as a result.”
Cushman & Wakefield is the letting agent for the Slough Trading Estate.