Built on the site of a former British Steel quarry, Midlands Logistics Park spans 150 acres. The project’s key challenge was to deliver high performance warehouse units which respond to adjoining land uses and minimise impact on the surrounding environment. Sustainability was at the heart of the development from the outset, prioritising the creation of resource efficient, low carbon and BREEAM certified buildings. In addition, the vast scale of the project required seamless product manufacture and order management to ensure timely processing and delivery, keeping the build on-track.
Euroclad’s Elite Wall and Roof Systems were specified to provide an integrated building solution that met the exacting standards of the units’ occupiers. The Elite Systems’ excellent environmental credentials are supported by Euroclad’s leading technical services and dedicated account management, ensuring the demands of this large-scale development were fully met.
Euroclad’s Elite Systems 51 vertical wall cladding was used in conjunction with Elite Systems 55 horizontal wall cladding to delineate between different areas of the external elevations and create visual interest. The cladding solutions were specified with a simple, muted colour palette in Anthracite, Pure Grey and Hamlet Colorcoat® HPS200 Ultra by Tata Steel. The wall cladding systems comprise 32/1000 reverse profile steel sheeting fixed to the Quattro spacer system. The mineral fibre insulation of Elite 51 and Euroclad Elite Flexislab insulation of Elite 55, housed between the outer sheet and the 19/1000 white enamelled liner of the respective systems, support the units’ excellent thermal performance.
Complimenting the profiled wall cladding, Euroclad Elite Systems 1 and 2 were installed to create the undulating barrel roofs, establishing a gentle eaves line that helps to minimise the visual impact of the large units. Comprising pre-finished external steel with a Euroclad liner and 0.040 W/mK Lambda insulation, fixed to a Quattro spacer system, the Elite roofing solutions further support the efficiency of the warehousing facilities. Specified with Goosewing Grey Colorcoat® HPS200 Ultra by Tata Steel, the profile curved roofing sheets lighten the upper mass of the warehouses. Offering advanced protection from corrosion and weathering, the Colorcoat® HPS200 Ultra finish to both the roof and walls will ensure the units continue to look their best for decades to come.
Midlands Logistics Park was designed with sustainability in mind. All cladding and insulation within the Elite Systems is recyclable, with no added greenhouse gasses, which contributed credits towards BREEAM certification. Units 1 and 2 within the park have both achieved BREEAM ‘Very Good’ with Unit 4, which was completed in April 2021, achieving BREEAM ‘Excellent’. All builds have achieved an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A.
Unit 1, secured by flagship logistics company Eddie Stobart on a 20 year lease, recently won “Deal of the year in the over 250,000sq ft unit” at the Industrial Agents Society (IAS) Awards.