Contract Signed for New Warehouse Project

Yusen Logistics (UK), a leading provider of logistics solutions, and SEGRO, owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and industrial property, aim to set new standards in the logistics industry with an impressive, shared user warehouse facility at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton.

“This Yusen Logistics UK facility, in partnership with SEGRO, sets a new logistics industry benchmark and further emphasizes Yusen Logistics’ commitment to providing sustainable logistics services by 2030. We are both proud and excited to be a part of this exciting project and look forward to achieving our sustainability goals,” said David Goldsborough, Managing Director of Yusen UK.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the largest new build project for Yusen Logistics is planned to take place in early 2024, with the site expected to be fully operational by summer 2025. The building is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, which will reduce carbon to net zero during build and is designed to save approximately 418 tCO2e in scope 1 and 498 tCO2e in scope 2 annually.

The £280m investment in the 1,191,000 sq ft facility has been designed to incorporate several key initiatives that Yusen Logistics believe will achieve net zero for the operation. The warehouse will benefit from a solar array spanning the entire roof space, generating approximately 1,850 MWh in the first year, allowing for surplus energy to be exported to the National Grid, generating green energy for others to benefit from. Yusen Logistics already procure green energy as part their Zero Carbon programme, which excludes natural gas.

New Warehouse Project

The site also enjoys excellent connectivity to the M1, as well as public transportation. Yusen Logistics colleagues will benefit from green spaces, increased bicycle storage and car charging for 220 Electric Vehicles which includes Yusen Logistics all electric company car fleet. The facility immediately adjacent to SEGRO’s 35-acre Strategic Rail Freight Terminal, enables Yusen Logistics to provide their customers with rail freight solutions providing CO2 savings on inbound transport.

The site includes 220 truck parking spaces including Electric Truck charging with 70 loading docks and 6 level access doors. The temperature management system supports chilled storage for planned MHRA and GDP compliant Healthcare storage and also ambient multiuser storage. Other sustainable investments include automated pick, pack and sustainable packing solutions further supporting Yusen Logistics customers sustainable objectives.

Dan Holford, Head of National Markets at SEGRO, said: “We’ve been working hard to create the infrastructure and develop this site in preparation for the first warehouses. It is testament to our strong customer relationship that Yusen Logistics UK has chosen to grow with us and become a strategic occupier at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton. SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton not only represents a critical piece of our national industrial infrastructure for storing and transporting goods, it is enabling employment and economic growth and doing so with sustainability at its heart. We’re particularly pleased that rail freight terminal is proving to be an important factor in the decision to locate at this development.”

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