Largest speculative eco shed on Merseyside completes on time

Knowsley 107

The largest speculative logistics building on Merseyside, at Knowsley Business Park, has reached practical completion.

Funded by the abrdn Property Income Trust, the 107,000 sq ft Knowsley 107 exceeds all current sustainability targets, achieving a BREEAM excellent rating and an EPC ‘A’ rating.

The highly efficient photovoltaics spanning its roof are double the number needed to achieve BRULK approval, generating large amounts of energy, some of which is used to power the numerous electric vehicle charging stations.

The building, which is being viewed by several potential occupiers, was built by ADI.

Knowsley Business Park sits either side of the A580 East Lancashire Road which provides direct access to junction four of M57 and junction 23 of the M6, connecting Liverpool city centre to the west with Manchester city centre to the east.

In addition to being net zero ready, the 10-bay building has a larger than average 68m deep yard and equally efficient office space.

Knight Frank is joint agent with LM6 and, industrial partner Sam Royle, said: “The decision to forward fund and press ahead with this development is now reaping dividends.

Occupiers looking for highly efficient, high quality space in a prime location have limited choice and we are talking to a number of forward-thinking clients who place great emphasis on ESG.”

Mark Blyth, Deputy Fund Manager of the abrdn Property Income Trust, said: “Knowsley 107 delivers a best in class asset into a market with limited supply and strong occupational demand.”

At 1,200 acres, Knowsley Business Park is one of the largest industrial parks in Europe, and home to almost 600 companies, including major occupiers B&M, QVC, Matalan, Amazon, Makro, DHL, Home Bargains and Liverpool FC.

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