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Planning agreed to transform M1 logistics site into modern commercial park

Vauxhall’s former aftersales warehouse in Luton, Bedfordshire, is to be transformed into a 1.2m sq. ft. industrial and logistics park after Goodman secured outline planning permission for the development.

Goodman will regenerate the existing site and take a circular approach to construction, focusing on minimising waste and resources in creating Goodman London Luton. The development is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and A+ EPC, while planned sustainability features and investment in renewable energy technologies such as full rooftop solar photovoltaic panels (PV) will support customers in achieving their sustainability goals.  

Customers looking to increase productivity will benefit from the flexible space on offer, ranging from 200,000 sq. ft. up to 1.2m sq ft. 

Strategically located next to Junction 11A of the M1 and just 17 miles from the M25, the commercial park will help unlock supply chain efficiencies, providing connectivity to Greater London and the Midlands while placing 30.5m consumers within a two-hour drive. 

Nigel Dolan, development director at Goodman, said: ““The development will have access to 7MVA of power, enabling a high degree of technology and automation. We’re making a significant investment in on-site renewables including full rooftops of solar PV to drive power efficiencies for our customers and help reduce carbon emissions. Rainwater harvesting and electric vehicle infrastructure will also be provided to further support sustainable operations.”

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