May 2024


Groundbreaking warehouse development opens in Nuneaton

A major new sustainable warehousing development known as the Rhenus Campus has opened in Nuneaton.

Third-party logistics provider Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK has delivered the campus which reaches high levels of sustainability and is certified ‘BREEAM Outstanding.’

A great boost for the local economy in and around Nuneaton, the Rhenus Campus, built by Baytree Logistics Properties, is home to two warehouses measuring a total of one million square feet across 64 acres. The first warehouse is 210,000 square feet, whereas the second warehouse totals 771,000.

Significant reductions in whole life carbon are being achieved, such as the CLT timber floors being 64 per cent lower embodied carbon than a standard floor and three air source heat pumps (enough to heat and ventilate the campus’ offices and provide frost protection for the warehouses). Eighty electric car charging points have been installed.

Renewable energy is being generated on-site via 2,288 415-watt solar panels, which give a total system size of over 949 kWp (kilowatt peak). The system will feed an estimated 870,000 kWh per annum into the campus – the equivalent power consumption of approximately 250 homes for a year.

The site features extensive green spaces, homes for local wildlife and between 700 and 900 native trees. Employees can utilise on-site allotments, sports pitches, a walking/cycling trail and outdoor gym. Rhenus is also running a Community Outreach Programme, in which it has partnered with Nuneaton Borough Ladies and Girls FC, Attleborough Sports JFC, the Nuneaton branch of the British Gurkha Veterans Association and Dare2Dream Foundation, allowing them to use the company’s facilities.

Mike Gamble, Managing Director at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK, said: “This is a hugely significant milestone for us. A lot of work has gone into making the Rhenus Campus reach such impressive sustainability goals, and we are proud to have officially opened the development. We are looking forward to providing our customers with innovative solutions from this environmentally-friendly, state-of-the-art facility.”

Amit Babbar, UK Development Director at Baytree, said: “We are proud to have delivered the ‘Rhenus Campus’ project at Baytree, Nuneaton. The project incorporates numerous industry firsts on a development of this scale, notable among which is the office building that comprises of offices on three floors and an atrium at lower ground level for Unit 2, whose structure is made entirely from timber.”


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