PLP have announced the start of construction of four prime industrial and logistics units at Phase 2 at PLP Bessemer Park in Sheffield.
Due to complete from Q3 2023, PLP Bessemer Park is a prime urban logistics development offering units of 83,000 sq ft, 94,000 sq ft, 135,000 sq ft and 292,000 sq ft. These highly specified units offer best in class accommodation within a high-quality landscaped business park environment. The four stand-alone units will provide up to 18 metre haunch heights, separate service yards up to 84 metres and up to 6MVA of power provision.
Winvic Construction Ltd have been appointed as main contractor for the scheme, with the first units becoming available for occupation in Q3 2023.
Located in Sheffield, with immediate access to J34 of the M1 motorway, the site offers excellent connections to the entire country, with 90% of the UK population within a 4.5-hour drive. PLP Bessemer Park is a 4-minute drive to Meadowhall shopping centre and Meadowhall Interchange Rail Station, providing best in class amenity and transport access.
The scheme will achieve a Carbon Net Zero status. As with all PLP speculatively developed properties, it will adhere to the UK Green Building Council’s Net Zero Buildings Framework. PLP’s carbon net zero (CNZ) framework combines CNZ construction with CNZ ready design, to enable future occupiers to achieve CNZ operation by utilising built-in renewable energy features and procuring appropriate renewable energy supplies. This includes the use of solar photovoltaics, air source heating and cooling, LED lighting and electric car charging points. Future flexibility is also built into the design, with features such as a strengthened roof to enable full coverage of solar photovoltaics and underground infrastructure to facilitate 100% of all car and HGV parking spaces to have electric charging points.
Hugh Chesterton, Development Director at PLP added: “PLP Bessemer Park is a best-in-class development in an unrivalled location. It is extremely rare to be able to offer a large scale industrial and logistics development with both immediate motorway access, whilst being also being able to accommodate urban logistics operators to supply the Sheffield urban population”.
Winvic’s Head of Industrial, Distribution and Logistics, Danny Nelson, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with PLP on another Carbon Net Zero industrial scheme. We’re delighted we were selected due our knowledge and expertise of delivering projects with sustainability at their heart and our one team approach will ensure significant environmental aims are met, if not exceeded.”
Knight Frank, Moriarty and Co and CBRE are the letting agents on the scheme.