While the delivery of the civils and infrastructure contract for PLP at South Caldecotte, Milton Keynes is ongoing until June 2023 – comprising S278 and earthworks – Winvic Construction has now been appointed by the developer to construct the first four industrial facilities at PLP MK and has celebrated with a ground-breaking ceremony.
Winvic was awarded the contract due to its knowledge of delivering projects with sustainability at their heart. Winvic will deliver the facilities as Net Zero Carbon in construction and there is an opportunity for tenants to achieve Net Zero Carbon in operation.
- Unit 1 – 203,200 sq ft, 18-metre haunch height with 14,900 sq ft of two-storey office space
- Unit 2 – 155,000 sq ft, 18-metre haunch height with 11,500 sq ft of two-storey office space
- Unit 3 – 293,600 sq ft, 18-metre haunch height with 14,700 sq ft of two-storey office space
- Unit 4 – 131,600 sq ft, 15-metre haunch height with 13,200 sq ft of two-storey office space
In addition, 17-acres of lowland meadows and 3.8 kilometres of pedestrian and cycle ways – integrated into the MK Red Way cycle network – will be created as part of the project. Handover of the first unit is scheduled for February with final completion by the end of June 2023.
Winvic will be delivering the project as Net Zero Carbon and in line with the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Net Zero Buildings Framework. It is already realising PLP’s sustainability goals by acting on its research to source quality, reduced carbon intensive materials, using green suppliers and sourcing local materials and appointing local labour. Robust Carbon measurement tools are being utilised in the design and operational planning processes and any minimal residual carbon following carbon reduction measures on the PLP MK project will be offset, focusing on a split across ecology, social value and renewables.
PLP’s commitment to deliver all its new speculative developments as Carbon Net Zero includes targeting an EPC A rating, a minimum BREEAM certification of ‘very good’ and utilising low carbon concrete and steel where possible; each unit’s roof at PLP MK in Milton Keynes, has been designed to hold up to 100% PV panels, which helps tenants to achieve Carbon Net Zero operations. Winvic will be constructing the four facilities with low carbon concrete, cladding and steel.
Winvic’s Head of Industrial, Distribution and Logistics, Danny Nelson, said “We have worked in partnership with PLP on previous schemes and we are also continuing to deliver the S278 and infrastructure works across the 135-acre site at South Caldecotte. I’d like to thank the PLP team for putting their trust in us once more, seeing our commitment to realising clients’ Carbon Net Zero aims and engaging us to deliver these four industrial facilities totalling 838,000 sq ft. We have been working hard together during the pre-construction and design stages to ensure we find desired carbon savings at every turn and for the buildings to be sustainable in the long-term for the benefit of the occupiers. This is our second project currently located in the Milton Keynes area and we look forward to reaching safe completion in June 2023.”
Edward Jackson from PLP, added: “PLP are wholly focussed on the delivery of a best in class, customer focused Net Zero Carbon business park. This ambitious target is being achieved through smart design, well considered social amenity and uncompromised specification. For PLP, Winvic’s proved track record and highly professional team are the perfect delivery partner for the Infrastructure and Units 1 to 4 and we look forward to welcoming our first customers in early 2023.