Knight Webb are pleased to announce that the 90,000 sq ft dot.com fulfillment centre constructed for leading UK Supermarket retailer Waitrose has been awarded “Deal of the Year” in the 75,000-250,000 sq ft category at the prestigious Industrial Agents Society (IAS) Awards. The Awards held annually recognise outstanding achievement in the UK Industrial Property & Development Sector and attended by over 600 industry professionals.
The project constructed on at a 6.6 acre site in Coulsdon, South London, was recognised by the judges as an outstanding achievement, noting the complexity of the land assembly and the demanding specification and target delivery timeframe.
It was successfully completed delivered against a challenging programme and exacting sustainability targets set by both Waitrose and the London Borough of Croydon, achieving a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
It incorporates a range of cutting edge environmental features including use of extensive solar panels and electric charging points for 25% of vehicles. The scheme was forward funded by British Airways Pension Trustees. Knight Webb provided technical support throughout the project and also acted as Fund Managers.
Commenting on the award, Evander Managing Director Jeremy Greenland said “We are extremely pleased to have been handed this award today from the IAS members – the second in two years. This development, which incorporated a difficult site assembly, demonstrates our positive approach to sourcing and carving out development opportunities and solutions regardless of the challenges.
The success of this project in Coulsdon for Waitrose is testament to the dedication of the Evander, Waitrose and BAPT delivery teams. Repeat business is the best business and we feel very proud to have been chosen for the second time by Waitrose to deliver a key element of its business expansion strategy.”