Work has begun on construction of 310,000 sq ft of distribution and logistics space at Didcot.
The Didcot Quarter scheme, close to the site of Didcot Power Station, is being marketed by VSL and Savills on behalf of Diageo Pension Trust.

A speculative 190,000 sq ft building called DQ 190 is expected to complete in March 2020. A second building called DQ 120 will complete around the same time.

Staff will be able to enjoy five acres landscaped grounds featuring native trees and flowers, a boardwalk and grass amphitheatre.

The buildings will have solar panels and air source heat pumps installed along with a rainwater harvesting system.  The developer intends the buildings to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating. 

Tom Barton, director at VSL, said: “A development of this type and quality has not been developed before in the South Oxford area and we anticipate the buildings will appeal to some of the fast growing technology businesses as more traditional industrial businesses, and potentially bringing significant further inward investment to the area.”

“Didcot Quarter will really offer something different to traditional industrial space. These units have been designed to a very high specification and will be set in a fantastic environment which will directly benefit employees.

“Didcot is a thriving, expanding town offering a ready-made workforce for employees while the site offers excellent access to major conurbations, industrial centres and the south coast ports by road and through the nearby train station.”

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