18 November 2022

Our client, IM Properties has announced plans to push forward with a new, 340,000 sq ft speculatively built Net Zero Ready logistics and manufacturing unit at Hinckley Park in Leicestershire.

Located next to junction 1 of the M69, Hinckley Park has already created jobs for 1,500 people and is a proven prime location, being home to DPD and Amazon. The delivery of Hinckley 340 is part of the final phase of development on the remaining 18 acres at Hinckley Park, providing a new HQ facility opportunity with two storey offices, alongside two other smaller buildings of 47,000 and 60,000 sq ft .

An industry leading specification in line with the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) recommendations will set Hinckley 340 apart and it will be delivered as Net Zero in Construction * and Net Zero Ready** which means the building will be optimised to allow occupiers to be Net Zero in Operations***. 

It will target BREEAM Excellent and an EPC A rating with solar PV roof coverage, EV charging spaces, cycle storage facilities and have an active travel plan in place to include a regular bus service and a network of cycle paths and footways for future occupiers.

Harry Goodman, development manager at IM Properties says despite the economic headwinds, Hinckley Park offers a compelling case for investment. “The key drivers of location, labour and connectivity have always stood out for the employment park, set on the borders of the East & West Midlands and just a short distance from Leicester and Coventry,” Goodman said.

 “It draws on a large catchment area for last mile delivery operators and is also close to air and rail hubs including BIFT and Hams Hall Railports which appeals to the rich source of supply chain operators in the Midlands.

 “The increased transparency required for all businesses on the sustainability front allows Hinckley 340 to aid occupiers in futureproofing their operations ahead of regulation and set a benchmark within their own sectors.

Our Director, Andrew McFarlane Holt is one of three joint agents marketing Hinckley 340. Interested parties can contact Andrew or view more information at https://hinckleypark.co.uk/



*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 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 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.