Logicor has completed the comprehensive refurbishment of WA316, its 316,128 sq ft distribution warehouse facility on the edge of Bristol.
WA316 is situated in Western Approach, a well-established distribution park, home to many blue-chip companies. Located between Junction 1 of the M48 and Junction 18 of the M5, with frontage to the M49, WA316 offers direct access to the UK’s extensive motorway network. Bristol International Airport lies 18 miles to the south and Bristol’s Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Docks are within 6 miles.
The high-quality distribution warehouse facility comprises 316,128 sq ft, inclusive of 8,889 sq ft of office space, with 13.5m clear internal height, 7 dock levellers and 14 level access doors. The site benefits from a 60m yard depth, with 100 lorry parking spaces and 174 car parking spaces.
Sam Towers, Logicor’s UK Technical Manager, says: “The works carried out, including full refurbishment of the warehouse and office space internally and externally, the removal of the redundant cooling installation and gas fired heaters and the introduction of LED lighting within the office areas, has resulted in a70% reduction in carbon emissions at WA316.”
Anthony McCluskie, Logicor’s Director, Asset Management, UK, comments: “Following the successful letting of the nearby WA248 facility, we are pleased to bring to the market another high-quality distribution warehouse in this top logistics location. The completion of the refurbishment works has taken WA316 to another level, fitting for its premier position. In an area which has a severe lack of immediately available stock of this calibre, we have already received a great deal of interest and are in discussions with a number of parties to take the Grade A space.”
Western Approach Distribution Park is the South West’s premier logistics location, with local occupiers including Tesco, DHL, Amazon, Royal Mail and Farmfoods.
JLL, Knight Frank and Savills as joint letting agents for WA316.
Logicor UK Asset Manager wins Reading Real Estate Foundation Mentor of the Year Award
Jack Garrett, UK Asset Manager at Logicor, has won the Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) Mentor of the Year 2019/20.
RREF, a registered charity, provides support for real estate and planning education at Henley Business School, University of Reading. Founded in 2008, the programme aims to offer as many undergraduates and postgraduates as possible the opportunity to have a one-to-one connection with a real estate professional in the industry in order to better prepare them for employment. [RREF works to help students achieve their full potential with an impact far beyond the University Campus so that students can go on to do great things in the UK property industry].
Each year, the RREF Mentoring Awards recognise the exceptional commitment, enthusiasm and proactivity of mentors and mentees involved. The award winners are celebrated at the RREF Recognition Evening.
Emily Bartholomew, Programme Delivery Officer for RREF said: “It was a very competitive contest this year with a large number of nominations, but Jack’s commitment and enthusiasm for the programme combined with his determination to help his mentee succeed are commendable. Congratulations on winning this year’s RREF Mentor of the Year Award.”
Jack spoke highly of the experience, saying: “It has been an absolute pleasure to mentor a student for the Reading University Real Estate masters course over the past year, and it is very humbling to be put forward for this award. The quality of graduates coming through the masters scheme is improving year on year, with the industrial and logistics sector, in which I now have the pleasure of working, becoming an increasingly popular sector for students to pursue.
I certainly have my mentor to thank for securing a graduate job following my masters course at Reading. It has been great to have been able to give something back to this amazing scheme and I look forward to seeing the students progress in their real estate careers.”
With 435 mentor/mentee partnerships in 2019/20, the RREF Mentoring Programme is a powerful example of support – as alumni and supporters commit time to guide and advise current students. Through one-to-one mentoring from experienced professionals, students can increase their understanding and experience of the UK real estate industry.
Logicor appoints Eva Gkenakou as Director of Sustainability
Driving our sustainability strategy
Logicor has made a strategic hire to support the company’s sustainability strategy, with Dr Eva Gkenakou joining as Director of Sustainability.
Michael Slattery, Logicor CEO, said: “I am thrilled that Eva is joining our team. This key hire
will help advance our sustainability strategy to the benefit of all of our stakeholders, including
customers and communities. Eva is an experienced sustainability professional with deep
expertise across the real estate environment which will enable us to continue improving our
sustainability performance across our European logistics portfolio and business operations.”
Dr Gkenakou has 15 years of sustainability experience, driving operational efficiency and
resilience across real estate. She joins from Multiplex Europe, where she was Sustainability
Director responsible for multiple strategic projects, including setting and delivering zero carbon
strategies, improving wellbeing for people on building sites through launching new assessment
standards, and delivering wide-ranging sustainability training programmes.
Dr Gkenakou is a member of several sustainability associations including the UK Green Building
Council, and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. She also holds a PhD
in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the
University of Manchester and an MSc in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University
Logicor UK wins Property Company of the Year at the 2020 IAS Awards
We are extremely delighted to have won the IAS Awards 2020 Property Company of The Year, as sponsored by JLL. This is the third time in five years that Logicor has been awarded this prestigious title, having won in the same category in 2016 and 2017. This award is voted for by over 1,000 UK Industrial and Logistics Agents, making it highly regarded within our sector.
A massive congratulations to the UK team, and the wider Logicor team for another fantastic win this year, we are incredibly proud. It follows recent Deal of the Year and Best Asset Management Initiative Awards won over the past 3 years as well. An amazing achievement for all involved.
Congratulations also to all the other winners and a big thank you to the sponsors for their support at this year’s virtual IAS Awards ceremony.