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Firethorn Trust Starts Work At Link Logistics Park

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Firethorn Trust has started construction work at Link Logistics Park, its landmark 42-acre development in Ellesmere Port.

More than 760,000 sq. ft. of industrial space will be created on the former brownfield site, including a single unit spanning 655,000 sq. ft., making it the biggest single cross-docked warehouse being developed in the UK this year.

The first phase of development is set to be available for early occupation in Q4 2022, and is being delivered by Winvic Construction Ltd. The contract is the second awarded to Winvic by Firethorn, following the delivery of Ascent Logistics Park in Leighton Buzzard.

Delivered to net-zero carbon construction, and BREEAM Excellent, the scheme’s highly-specified design is at the forefront of the market. The scheme’s base specification includes 15% rooflight coverage, Photovoltaic arrays, and is 100% commercial electric vehicle ready including 32 electric vehicle charging points. Up to 25MV of power will also be available from a local carbon-neutral ‘Waste to Energy’ facility.

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The design also incorporates features to help occupiers reach their own operational sustainability and wellbeing targets, with future full PV coverage, and battery ready features allowed for within the design, as well as WELL ready accreditations.

Chris Webb, Partner at Firethorn Trust, said: "We're delighted that work is now underway to deliver this landmark development, which is one of the largest speculative projects across the country to be built this year. Link Logistics Park is a prime example of our commitment to creating modern and sustainable logistics spaces, offering excellent connectivity, market-leading specification and best-in-class design features.

"The scope and scale of this development is reflective of Firethorn’s growing ambition and it’s a hugely exciting addition to our expanding national portfolio. We look forward to working closely with Winvic to bring the project to completion."

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