Industrial park takes sustainability to a new level

Construction has commenced on eight speculative industrial and warehouse units at SEGRO Park Tottenham, 555 White Hart Lane, close to the home ground of Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur.  The state-of-the-art development will support local business and deliver a package of employment and training opportunities.

The site was previously used for self-storage warehousing.  Improvements to the public realm and local highways, a workplace travel plan and car club scheme for sustainable commuting, controlled parking zone and a bus stop upgrade are key features of the local infrastructure improvements associated with the scheme.

Motion Director Steve GilesMotion supported developer, SEGRO, with transport and travel advice during a two-year involvement with the project.  According to Director, Steve Giles, “The scheme provides an exemplar, highly sustainable employment development with good public transport links and a focus on safe, suitable and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists.”

250 jobs will be created by the scheme, with a skills and training programme that will be delivered with the London Borough of Haringey, to help members of the local community secure employment.

First for London

The park will be the first of its kind in London to offer a dedicated outdoor biodiverse amenity space.  Living green walls, wildflower grasses, semi-mature trees and hedgerows will provide new habitats for insects and birdlife.

Carbon reduction measures are intrinsic to the scheme’s design.  The units are being built to be carbon neutral, with photovoltaic panels, LED lighting and electric vehicle charging points.  Space for 122 bicycles will also be created.

Motion advised on construction traffic management and logistics, car park design and management, and delivery and servicing during the application process.  The team has also supported SEGRO with planning for match day traffic management arrangements and detailed highway engineering design.

This article first appeared in the Summer 2021 edition of Insight.

Image credit: © SEGRO

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