Firethorn Trust has appointed Winvic Construction to deliver its 25.5-acre Ascent Logistics Park in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
With a sharp focus on promoting sustainability, the Ascent Logistics Park contract was awarded to Winvic on the basis of its ability to deliver Firethorn’s requirement of a net zero carbon scheme.
The design includes LED lighting to offices, electric vehicle charging points and solar power generation.
The scheme will also feature outdoor amenity spaces with expansive landscaping, dedicated cycle and pedestrian routes and modern welfare facilities.
Permission for construction to start at Ascent Logistics Park was granted by Central Bedfordshire Council in January, and work will commence imminently with the first units due to be delivered by Q4 2021.
‘Delivering a net-zero scheme’
Chris Webb, partner at Firethorn, said: “As one of the leading contractors within the industrial and logistics market, we were particularly impressed by Winvic’s extensive project experience and ability to deliver our vision for a net-zero carbon scheme.
“Winvic’s commitment to sustainability is strongly aligned with our own, and the delivery of Ascent Logistics Park will be a milestone moment for Firethorn and our vision to drive positive, sustainable change for the region, local businesses and the environment.”
Danny Nelson, Winvic’s director of industrial, distribution & logistics, added: “It’s a rewarding time for Winvic, as the company’s reputation for delivering quality industrial schemes is evidently being bolstered by our ability to deliver our clients’ net zero ambitions.
“Additionally, it’s fantastic to be working with a new client and our partnership work to date with Firethorn has illustrated that we share the same vision for the net zero Ascent Logistics Park in Leighton Buzzard.
“We’re very much looking forward to getting started on site and exceeding expectations at every step.”