Green energy supplier, Octopus Energy has become the fourth tenant at the hugely popular Hinckley Park.
The renewable energy company has taken Hinckley 47, a 47,000 sq ft Net Zero Ready* unit, to use as a storage and distribution facility for customer’s orders of heat pumps and solar panels as well as a national training centre for its installation engineers.
Designed to achieve EPC A and BREEAM Excellent ratings, Hinckley 47 is one of three speculatively built industrial units at Hinckley Park by IM Properties. Hinckley 60 was let earlier this year to local firm, Geosynthetics while Hinckley 340, a 340,000 sq ft unit, remains available and is on target for practical completion in January 2024.
Our Director, Andrew McFarlane Holt is one of three joint agents marketing Hinckley Park. He said: “It’s fantastic news that Octopus Energy has committed to a future at Hinckley Park, where they join a list of similarly high-profile occupiers that includes Amazon and DPD.
“These two pre-let units, and their neighbour Hinckley 340, are truly at the forefront of sustainable design and will provide a first-class working environment for generations. Hinckley Park is now regarded as one of the region’s prime logistics and industrial hubs, so I encourage those looking for a highly sustainable, well-connected unit not to miss out on the final opportunity to become part of the community here.”
Key benefits of Hinckley 340 include up to 7.5MVA of power, 50m yard depth and 15m haunch height. A generous allocation of solar PVs and EV charging points are part of the base specification, with further EV infrastructure and dedicated cycle storage included to encourage sustainable travel.
Located next to junction 1 of the M69, the 18-acre Hinckley Park has already created jobs for some 1500 people. Phase three is being delivered as Net Zero in Construction** and Net Zero Ready, meaning the buildings will be optimised to allow occupiers to be Net Zero in Operations***. Contact Andrew for more information or visit www.hinckleypark.co.uk
*Net Zero Ready - Where net zero construction is achieved and operational energy / carbon performance is also optimised, giving occupiers opportunity to achieve net zero operation through appropriate renewable energy procurement as defined by UKGBC.
**Net Zero in Construction - Where carbon emissions from a building’s product and construction stages are zero (or negative) through reduction measures, the use of high-quality carbon offsets for residual emissions, and where the route taken is publicly disclosed at practical completion as defined by UKGBC.
***Net Zero Operation - When the amount of carbon emissions associated with a building’s operational energy on an annual basis is zero or negative. A net zero carbon building is highly energy efficient and powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources, with any remaining carbon balance offset as defined by UKGBC.