Big Yellow Storage has received permission from to demolish the offices, known as Nikon house on Richmond Road in Kingston, and build a brand-new storage facility on three floors. The floor space of 2,294m2 would increase to 7,702m2 with the introduction of demountable mezzanine floors.
The new facility would support 82 jobs which could grow to a potential 275 jobs when the mezzanines are installed.
Big Yellow has ambitious plans to make themselves as green as possible with 100% of energy sourced from renewables, solar panels installed at many sites, and the installation of electric vehicle charging points in all their new stores.
The applicant states that the proposed buildings have been designed to be sustainable, targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating; 16. The proposed building would be capable of achieving a 96% reduction in annual total carbon dioxide emissions (C02), compared to the Building Regulations Part L 2013 baseline. The total (regulated and unregulated) carbon emissions would be reduced by 75% compared to the Building Regulation Part L 2013 baseline.
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