Panattoni begins construction of UK’s largest-ever spec building

Panattoni, a major logistics real estate developer in the UK and Europe, has begun speculatively developing 1.3 million sq ft (120,770 m2) of logistics space, which will include the UK’s largest-ever speculative logistics building, in Avonmouth, Bristol.

The £280 mln (€323 mln) development, Panattoni Park Avonmouth, comprises two units of 406,000 sq ft and 882,000 sq ft. The larger of the two will be the UK’s largest-ever speculatively built warehouse. Both units are being built in one phase and are expected to be completed in September 2023.

ISG has been appointed main contractor.

The units will be built to a targeted BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’ and an EPC rating of ‘A’.

James Watson, development director at Panattoni UK, said: 'We closed the purchase of this site despite the current macro-economic challenges, but have conviction the logistics occupier market will continue to perform. Our continued commitment to the big box market is shown with this being the largest speculative development in the UK. “We are glad to be on site with construction, providing much-needed space for such a supply-constrained market. Practical completion of Panattoni Park Avonmouth is September 2023.'

Robert Dobrzycki, CEO and co-owner, Panattoni Europe and India, said: 'Developing the largest-ever speculative logistics building in the UK is testament to our global strategy of scaling up our developments at the highest level of quality and reflects our continuing confidence in the logistics sector as well as our desire to provide much-needed space for our international client base.'

Agents for Panattoni Park Avonmouth are DTRE, Savills, JLL & Colliers.

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