Mark Adair

HBD and Barings secure planning for 400k sq. ft. London logistics scheme

HBD and Barings, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, have secured detailed planning for a strategic logistics scheme in Rainham, London, transforming a 20-acre brownfield site.

The new development, Momentum London, is being delivered by HBD and Barings in a joint venture partnership. It will create 381,814 sq. ft. of new logistics and industrial space across four units ranging from 41,000 -171,000 sq. ft.

The scheme will target Net Zero Carbon, BREEAM “Excellent” and an EPC “A+” rating. This is being achieved by dynamic design, careful consideration of materials, zero use of fossil fuels, maximizing photovoltaic solar panels, battery storage and intelligent building systems. The units will be 100 per cent EV ready, including passive fleet charging to the yards.

The logistics park will be set in landscaped environment with picnic and public areas, as well as direct access onto the Thames Cycle Path, so that it brings further social benefits to the area.

Positioned on the River Thames, with potential for jetty access, Momentum will offer an easy stepping stone into Central London and out via the A13, just minutes away.

Simon Quine, senior development surveyor at HBD, said, “industrial and logistics space remains in very limited supply across London, particularly larger distribution units. Momentum will plug that gap within the M25 and provide modern, sustainable logistics and distribution space to serve London and the wider South East market.

“Landscaping and wellness have been thoroughly considered, with careful design considerations and enhancements to the Thames Foot and Cycle path, which we hope will help occupiers to attract and retain staff.”

Darren Hutchinson, head of UK real estate transactions and managing director at Barings, said, “Momentum London will be a strategically located logistics scheme with strong environmental and social credentials, beneficial both to future occupiers and the communities around it.”

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