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New sustainable warehouse development begins in Nuneaton

Tom Shearsmith
02 September 2022

Logistics service provider Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Lutterworth, developers Baytree Logistics Properties and AXA IM Alts have broken ground on a new development in Nuneaton, consisting of two state-of-the-art warehouses.

Construction work has now begun on the site, which is being managed by AXA IM Alts, on behalf of its clients, and developed by Baytree. Upon completion, the development will be known as the ‘Rhenus Campus’ and be the equivalent of 36 football pitches.

The first warehouse is due to be completed this year and will be 210,000 sq ft. The second, which is due to be complete in early 2023, will be 771,000 sq ft. The development will create hundreds of new jobs for local people upon completion.

The sustainable warehouses will offer a wide range of warehousing and distribution services to a diverse customer base, including Soho House and other global retail brands, particularly those in the fashion and e-commerce sectors.

The warehouses will feature the latest in robotics, AI and warehouse management systems to provide flexible solutions and control of the supply chain. The development will also be certified BREEAM Outstanding, meaning a highly sustainable environment will be created that enhances the health and well-being of employees, protects natural resources and is completely carbon neutral.

Kerry Delaney, Managing Director at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Lutterworth, said: “The brand-new facility will reach the highest level of sustainability in warehousing, creating a site that’s environmentally diverse and that promotes happiness, health and well-being amongst our employees. At Rhenus, we put our people at the heart of all we do, and operating from a flexible space where they can boost their work life and mental health is hugely important to us.

“This new site will allow us to more easily meet the demands of our growing business and attract new customers, whilst enabling us to deliver our high-quality, personalised service. More importantly, our new, sustainable warehouses can support our customers in achieving their own carbon-zero goals.

“Every aspect of our warehouse environment, in terms of its carbon output, will be measured using the latest in digital technology. As all companies will need a plan to achieve a carbon-zero supply chain by 2045, Rhenus is perfectly positioned to help its customers document their own roadmap to deliver this.”

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