Yusen Logistics, SEGRO Team Up for Northampton Warehouse Hub

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Yusen Logistics (UK) and SEGRO, the owner, manager, and developer of modern warehouses and industrial property, plan on sharing the user warehouse facility at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton.

“This Yusen Logistics UK facility, in collaboration with SEGRO, establishes a fresh benchmark in the logistics industry and underscores Yusen Logistics’ dedication to delivering sustainable logistics services by 2030. We are both proud and enthusiastic to be part of this remarkable project and anticipate achieving our sustainability targets.” David Goldsborough, Managing Director

The ceremony for Yusen Logistics’ largest new build project is scheduled for early 2024, with the site set to be fully operational by summer 2025. The building is designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating, aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions during construction and save approximately 418 tCO2e in scope 1 and 498 tCO2e in scope 2 annually.

The £280m investment in the 1,191,000 sq ft facility incorporates several initiatives aimed at achieving net zero operation. The warehouse will feature a solar array covering the entire roof, generating around 1,850 MWh in the first year, with surplus energy exported to the National Grid for others to use. Yusen Logistics already sources green energy as part of their Zero Carbon programme, excluding natural gas.

The site boasts connectivity to the M1 and public transportation. Yusen Logistics employees will enjoy green spaces, expanded bicycle storage, and charging stations for 220 Electric Vehicles, including Yusen Logistics’ entire electric company car fleet.

Adjacent to SEGRO’s 35-acre Strategic Rail Freight Terminal, the facility might enable Yusen Logistics to offer customers rail freight solutions, reducing CO2 emissions from inbound transport.

The site includes 220 truck parking spaces with Electric Truck charging, 70 loading docks, and 6 level access doors. The temperature management system supports chilled storage for planned MHRA and GDP compliant Healthcare storage, as well as ambient multiuser storage. Other sustainable investments include automated pick, pack, and eco-friendly packing solutions, further supporting Yusen Logistics’ customers’ sustainability objectives.

Dan Holford, Head of National Markets at SEGRO, commented: “We’ve worked diligently to develop the infrastructure and prepare this site for the first warehouses. It speaks volumes about our strong customer relationship that Yusen Logistics UK has chosen to expand with us and become a strategic occupant at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton.

“SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton not only serves as a vital component of our national industrial infrastructure for storing and transporting goods, but also fosters employment and economic growth, all while prioritising sustainability. We’re particularly pleased that the rail freight terminal has played a significant role in the decision to locate at this development.”


Source: Yusen Logistics