Planning permission granted for two energy-efficient warehouses to bolster industry in Poole

Render of the planned warehouses at Magna Park in Poole.

By Daniel Face [email protected]

Published: July 18, 2023 | Updated: 5th March 2024

Developers have been given the go-ahead for a pair of eco-friendly distribution and production warehouses at Magna Park in Poole.

Vail Williams logoMagna 20 and Magna 30 will draw a third of their baseline energy from a new solar array, along with energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, greywater harvesting, and EV charging points.

Bryony Thompson is an associate at the Bournemouth offices of Vail Williams, who are acting as marketing agents for the scheme alongside Lambert Smith Hampton and Howell Commercial.

She said: “The demand for new-build commercial property with environmental credentials grows ever stronger, and Magna Park is a shining example of policy in action.

“Following planning consent, the two self-contained warehouses are to be constructed to a Very Good rating under BREEAM sustainability certification.”

As these warehouses aim for a Very Good rating under BREEAM sustainability certification, warehouse management becomes a key factor in maintaining and enhancing their green initiatives.

The warehouse optimization software can play a crucial role in this scenario, acting as a sophisticated tool to streamline operations, maximize resource utilization, and ensure that sustainable practices are not only met but continuously improved upon.

By integrating such software into their management systems, these eco-friendly warehouses at Magna Park can not only adhere to environmental standards but also pave the way for a future where sustainability and efficiency go hand in hand in warehouse operations.

Render of Magna 30 and car park

The units cover a combined footprint of more than 53,000 sq ft, each with their own office mezzanine. Magna 30, pictured above, is the larger of the two at just under 31,500 sq ft.

They are both being offered leasehold and targeting an EPC rating of A.

Bryony added: “With the green credentials, which also lower occupancy running costs, and the strategic location, we anticipate keen interest from companies looking to relocate from older industrial buildings or wanting to establish a presence here in Dorset.

“The warehouses are minutes from the A31 linking to the international ports of Southampton and Portsmouth and the national motorway network to the east and the A35 to the west.”

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