Next PLC’s Distribution Centre, Yorkshire

Aviva Investors

Elmsall Drive is a dedicated distribution centre for NEXT, The property comprises a purpose-built storage and distribution facility originally developed in 1997. The approximate gross internal area of the buildings is 573 000 sqft.

We were instructed to undertake project management and M&E project monitoring roles on behalf of the client relating to a new PV installation covering a roof area of 235 000 sqft.

The solar project enabled a renewable energy supply for on-site consumption by the occupier and also helped our Client further towards their net zero commitments across their portfolio. The project involved the installation of a 2,400 kWp system which is expected to generate over 2,100,000 MWh of clean energy each year and offset an estimated 447,300 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.

Aviva identified that financing clean energy initiative provides effective engagement with their tenants who usually also have their own net zero agendas.

At the time of installation in early 2021, this was one of the largest combined roof membrane replacement and PV installation projects in Europe.