Abrdn plc’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has today announced the completion of its state-of-the-art dnata City East warehouse campus, located opposite Heathrow’s Cargo Terminal.
The completed 360,000 sq.ft warehouse campus significantly strengthens the nation’s critical logistics infrastructure, the company said.
The new campus represents both the largest off-airport cargo handling operation at Heathrow Airport and one of the largest pre-lets in west London.
The lead contractor for the Phase 2 warehouse was specialist industrial and logistics constructor, McLaren Group.
Throughout its design and construction, the building has incorporated the latest carbon reduction techniques. Recycled and low-carbon materials have been widely used, together with the installation of solar PV panels, air-source heat pumps and electric vehicle charging points.
This specification has gained the project a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ environmental rating.
Edward Amery, head of UK Logistics at Abrdn, commented: “The completion of AIPUT’s dnata City East marks the culmination of a four-year project to deliver a significant milestone in our strategy to drive the growth of AIPUT’s market-leading portfolio of prime industrial assets.
“dnata City East sets a new quality benchmark for industrial property investment, representing one of the UK’s very best critical logistics infrastructure assets.
“We are proud that this new ‘centre of excellence’ will play a vital, long-term role in strengthening the UK’s supply chain resilience and make a positive impact at a local level for the environment and for communities.”
Alex Doisneau, managing director, dnata (UK) Limited, added: “The completion of Phase II of dnata City East marks a major step forward in our successful ongoing relationship with AIPUT, which has delivered a world-leading air cargo warehouse destination at the UK’s premier gateway airport.
“These two new state-of-the-art facilities serve to support and enhance our customer and operational needs in a constantly changing environment.”
Image: dnata City East (Credit: dnata)
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