Goodman completes 45-acre Bedford Industrial Park | SHD Logistics Information
Goodman has introduced its 45-acre Bedford Industrial Park, with design of Bedford 405 now full and accessible for occupation.
Premier warehouse to appear to marketplace in South East in 2019 is to start with improvement readily available for profession at Bedford Business Park
Shoppers will reward from strategic placement at heart of Oxford-Cambridge advancement corridor, with 32 million people accessible inside of two-hour generate time
At above 405,000 sq ft, the warehouse is the greatest logistics house to come to the market in the South East this 12 months and displays potent desire for strategically-positioned room alongside the southern M1 corridor, Bedford, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
Enjoying a central British isles location – positioned just seven miles from the M1 and 12 miles from the A1 Black Cat Roundabout – clients will gain from key connectivity and manufacturer exposure, with Bedford 405 highly noticeable to the 40,000 automobiles passing on the A421 just about every day.
Clients will also have access to a 16,200-potent readily available workforce within a 30-mile catchment area – established to increase with plans to make 19,000 new houses prior to 2035.
Nigel Dolan, Improvement Director at Goodman, explained: “Bedford 405 is portion of Goodman’s ongoing commitment to spend in key spots that link our customers with their buyer bases a lot more proficiently, effectively and sustainably. The large specification progress will provide enterprises with an option to establish their existence at the coronary heart of the two the British isles and the Oxford-Cambridge advancement corridor, benefitting from proximity to London, Cambridge and Milton Keynes, together with important streets, airports and ports.”
Characteristics these as carbon-neutral cladding, electric auto charging factors and photo voltaic-enabled infrastructure see Bedford 405 reflecting Goodman’s motivation to sustainability and electricity efficiency, conference the BREEAM (Creating Research Establishment Environmental Evaluation System) ‘Very Good’ regular. This solution extends to ideas for the bordering park natural environment, which will incorporate landscaped ponds, substantial woodland planting and a community orchard to guidance health and fitness and wellbeing, even though shielding and improving area wildlife.
Bedford 405 positive aspects from a 15m distinct internal peak, with the cross-docked unit supplying customers overall flexibility and operational effectiveness, combined with 18,500 sq ft of high specification business office room.
The broader enhancement, which is becoming shipped in partnership with Bedford Borough Council, will see the shipping and delivery of a blend of industrial, distribution and business house, generating up to 1,600 community employment.
Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford Borough Council, reported: “Goodman’s investment demonstrates Bedford’s standing as a essential financial vacation spot. Firms throughout the intelligent logistics, engineering, aviation and producing sectors are more and more recognising the region’s prospective and are locating listed here.
“With multinational corporations these types of as Unilever, Richardson Intercontinental and Fujifilm by now possessing decided on Bedford as their R&D centre, milling manufacturing and headquarters respectively, Bedford 405 proceeds to cement the location as a excellent location to reside and get the job done.”