McLaren Construction has wrapped its work on Deeside 63 and Deeside 40 at the industrial park. Credit: via Inform Communications

Deeside net zero warehouses complete

Columbia Threadneedle’s latest 103,000 sq ft industrial scheme at Deeside Industrial Park has reached practical completion.

Built by McLaren Construction, the project comprises two warehouses within the industrial estate’s 105-acre Zone 2, which had 850,000 sq ft of logistics space before these two warehouses completed. Zone 2 sits off the A55, providing tenants easy access to the M56 and M53.

McLaren began work on the warehouses last May. Joel Casstles, McLaren project manager, said: “Our team specialises in the construction of cutting-edge industrial facilities, and we’re delighted to reach PC here at Deeside. The whole project team has contributed in a collaborative effort and it will be great to see these buildings let well, as they deserve to.”

The larger of the two new warehouses is Deeside 63, which offers tenants 63,200 sq ft of warehouse space on more than 3.5 acres.

The smaller is Deeside 40, which sits on a two acre plot and boasts 39,800 sq ft of industrial space.

Both units have been built to BREEAM Very Good targets and have an EPC rating of A+. Electric vehicle charging points are provided on the site, which also has a solar panel array. This power source is one of the factors helping the warehouses achieve net zero carbon performance in operation.

Fletcher Rae Architects designed the buildings, while Workman was the project manager.

Legat Owen and B8 Real Estate are the joint agents for Deeside 63 and Deeside 40. The warehouses’ quoting rent is £7.95/sq ft.

Mark Diaper, director at Legat Owen, was confident tenants would be interested in the properties.

“We have advised on Zone 2, Deeside Industrial Park for the past three decades and have subsequently accrued an intrinsic knowledge of the business economy here, having secured many of the lettings,” Diaper said.

“These buildings respond to the increasing demand from occupiers for better-performing buildings in sustainability terms, while continuing to offer the same locational advantages as neighbouring sites, along with a high specification.

“ESG has never been more important to occupiers, and Deeside 40 and Deeside 63 will certainly meet that need.”

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