Goodman is to redevelop Vauxhall’s aftersales warehouse in Luton, Bedfordshire into a 1.2 million sq ft industrial and logistics park.
The 60-acre brownfield site, located adjacent to Junction 11A of the M1, will be transformed into a state-of-the-art commercial park, providing space for customers operating across the manufacturing, distribution and logistics sectors.
Nigel Dolan, Development Director at Goodman, said: “Luton’s excellent connectivity, large labour pool and strong performance across sectors including technology, research and development, transport and logistics, makes it an ideal location for investment.
“In line with our brownfield development strategy, Goodman will redevelop this site and create a highly sustainable business and employment destination of exceptional quality, while placing our customers close to large consumer populations and a readily available talent pool. We look forward to driving supply chain efficiencies for our customers in this prime location.”
Goodman’s vision is to deliver a high-quality commercial park, combining sustainably-designed warehouse space with extensive landscaping to provide customers with modern facilities. Goodman will take a circular approach to construction, minimising waste and use of resources. This will include reusing existing materials wherever possible, from the recycling of metal roof and wall cladding to the use of recycled aggregates on-site. The development will also utilise renewable energy sources, including full rooftops of solar photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting and electric vehicle infrastructure.
Work is expected to start in 2023, subject to planning.