SEGRO is to build 107,000 sq ft of speculative industrial space at Slough Trading Estate.

The highly-sustainable building will have nine units which will range from 2,000 – 10,000 sq ft for smaller and growing occupiers to units from 32,000 – 45,000 sq ft to accommodate larger operations.

The scheme will be built on the site previously occupied by a single unit at 136 Edinburgh Road.

SEGRO is targeting a BREEAM Excellent rating and EPC A+ and says it will demonstrate the company’s Responsible SEGRO commitment to low-carbon growth.

Features include air source heat pumps, EV charging points at 20 per cent of parking spaces from day one, smart building sensors and controls and more than 2,000 sq m of solar panels.

All units will also offer showers and the development will have ample secure bike storage including electric bike chargers. It is also SEGRO’s intention to reduce embodied carbon by procuring steel produced using an electric arc furnace and using concrete that contains recycled aggregates.

The development is anticipated to reach practical completion by January 2025.

Jo Jackson, director, Thames Valley for SEGRO, said: “This is another great example of how we are continuing to evolve the Slough Trading Estate to meet the demands of our modern-day customers.

“On this occasion we’re taking a site previously occupied by a single building that was at the end of its economical life and transforming it into nine high quality, sustainable industrial units that are suitable for a diverse range of different sized companies operating different types of business.

“In the current market there are relatively few speculatively built schemes under way in the UK, which underlines our confidence in demand from existing and potentially new customers to take space on the Slough Trading Estate and their desire to be part of this vibrant business community.”

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