Reducing Carbon Emissions through Innovative Relocation

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Purpose of the project:

SEGRO is helping to reduce its carbon emissions through the innovative relocation of an existing building at the Slough Trading Estate. SEGRO is in the process of moving a 3,250 sq m warehouse building from 816 Leigh Road to 9 Cambridge Avenue. We believe it is one of the first relocation’s of its kind in the UK.


Due for completion in spring 2014, 9 Cambridge Avenue will offer customers an attractive low carbon office and warehouse environment. The complete steel frame, office glazing system, lift, raised floor plans, joinery, block paving, fence and trees are all being reused from the Leigh Road site. A new roof, cladding and internal finishes will complement the original design, offering modern and up-to-date warehouse space.


After 12 months of operation results are as follows Energy reduction 931,330 kWhrs Energy Spend reductions $149,013 Greenhouse Gas reduction 931 Ton CO2e. Peak demand reduction 316 Kva Water harvesting 50,000kL


“In 2013, SEGRO began the roll out of a renewable energy programme to fund solar PV projects with our occupiers, enabling them to benefit from reduced occupation costs, whilst improving their environmental credentials. The scheme mechanics enable us to share the benefits available from renewable energy projects whilst making business and environmental sense” - Terry Clarke, Technical Sustainability Manager