The first carbon neutral industrial buildings in London have been completed at the SEGRO Navigation Park Phase 2 in Enfield. Achieving carbon neutrality is also a first time achievement for SEGRO marking a continuing successful relationship.
The development consists of 173,130ft2 of Grade A warehouse and office space across three units which have all attained A+ rated EPCs and a BREEAM Excellent rating. Due to its excellent sustainability, the project was shortlisted in the commercial PV project category of the 2016 Clean Energy Awards.
The carbon neutral status was achieved by exemplary as-built air tightness, façade solar and thermal performance significantly in excess of the Building Regulations requirements, highly energy efficient M&E systems, LED lighting and photovoltaic panel arrays on the roof of the warehouse areas. The PV installation has a peak output of 535 kWp across the three buildings and is expected to offset approximately 240 tonnes of carbon per year.
The development comprises shell industrial space with the offices fitted out to a Category A standard. At an early stage the project achieved a pre-let with Camden Town Brewery taking Unit 1 as their new brewing headquarters. The overall development reached a successful completion in December 2016.
The project had its challenges, being adjacent to the River Lee Navigation, and being flexible to incorporate tenant variations to Unit 1 to meet Camden Town’s specific brewing needs.
As is usual with SEGRO developments, the scheme incorporated extensive landscaping to soften the overall appearance.
The building at 20 St James’ Street has been refurbished to offer 53,295ft² of high quality office accommodation, for which Watkins Payne supplied building services engineering, vertical transportation engineering, BREEAM duties and energy consultancy to achieve an BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and EPC B rating.