Development firm Firethorn Trust has acquired a 21-acre site in Hampton, Peterborough, with speculation of a logistics scheme.

The firm plans to develop three modern industrial units of sizes ranging from approximately 95,000 sq. ft to 240,000 sq. ft on the site, which sits adjacent to sites occupied by the likes of Amazon, IKEA, and DART.

A planning application for the scheme has been submitted, with the scheme aiming to be net-zero carbon with a target of an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating. The scheme will also incorporate sustainable infrastructure, featuring more than 40,000 sq. ft of photovoltaic panels for power, 48 electric vehicle charging points and 15 per cent roof lighting.

Peter Mather, partner at Firethorn Trust said “Peterborough South is a fantastic addition to Firethorn’s portfolio, as we look to unlock the potential of sites in strategic locations. Peterborough is one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK and offers fantastic opportunities for the industry, thanks to its excellent road connectivity and strong labour supply.”

Savills and Lambert Smith Hampton are acting as the agents for the scheme.

Image source- Firethorn Trust

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