Sustainability factored in to popular new Silverstone Park industrial development

Sustainability factored in to popular new Silverstone Park industrial development

22 December 2020

MEPC has released fresh images of the spacious new HQ-style industrial units it has constructed at the Silverstone Park business estate.

Completed on schedule ahead of Christmas, just two of the 13 properties built – ranging in size from 6,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft – remain available to let.

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Of the 11 properties let so far, confirmed occupiers include:

Delta Motorsport, expanding on site to increase development of high its performance battery systems
KW Special Projects with a futuristic, world class Digital Manufacturing Centre
Global advanced cooling technologies giant PWR, as part of its European expansion plans
From Switzerland, international drinks and lifestyle brand EIGHTY-ONE, looking to expand into the UK market

“These new properties are proving to be very popular,” said MEPC’s Roz Bird, Commercial Director at Silverstone Park.

“Clearly they are meeting market demand from high-tech businesses looking for modern R&D and workshop accommodation.

“The specialist facilities being developed at the park by these businesses are really significant and will add to to Silverstone Park’s and the Silverstone Technology Cluster’s appeal as a world class location for advanced engineering and manufacturing.”

Extensive landscaping works surrounding the buildings are well underway: appointed contractor, ASA Landscape Architects, is overseeing the planting of some 240 tree saplings, which are either native or beneficial to UK wildlife, plus over 7,000 native hedgerow whips.

“Sustainability and the environment have very much been factored in by MEPC,” explained Veronica Flemming, Senior Landscape Architect at ASA.

“The native mix is important because the development is adjacent to Forestry Commission woodland. Extending the green infrastructure into Silverstone Park helps to create wildlife corridors, extending opportunities for foraging and the creation of habitat niches.

“Hedgerow species have also been specified with biodegradable protectors (pictured right), as opposed to plastic guards, which look unsightly and take decades to break down.

“These reinforced cardboard protectors have been tested in the Scottish Highlands, where they have been shown to break down within three to four years.”

The latest industrial scheme (the 13 properties and landscaping works) is part of MEPC’s Phase 1 and Phase 2 of development at Silverstone Park..

Significantly, MEPC recently gained reserved matters consent for a third phase of development at Silverstone Park. This will allow for the largest buildings yet constructed by MEPC at the estate, at close to 100,000 sq ft in size.