The development is set to start this month on the Kingsway Business Park. It will comprise of 530,000 sq ft of chilled and freezer space, a plant deck with associated enabling and external works, offices, new car park and hard and soft landscaping, a vehicle wash and fuelling facility and a 131,000 sq ft service centre.
He building has designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating and ‘A’ energy performance rating. Computer modelling was used in the design process to help the building meet Asda’s sustainability targets including:
- Collection of waste heat from the refrigeration plant to serve under floor heating in both the ancillary and office area;
- Low energy LED lighting inside and out;
- Installation of a biofuel plant and photovoltaic cells for electricity generation;
- A combined heat and power plant fuelled by renewable biofuels;
- Rainwater harvesting;
- Natural ventilation design for offices with ventilation stacks on the roof.
McLaren Construction managing director Phil Pringle said: “We are pleased to have been appointed on this project. We look forward to using our extensive experience in the distribution sector and our industry leading sustainability knowledge and delivery track record to enable Asda’s ambitions for this development. ”