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This high-spec industrial warehouse is our latest project for Baytree Logistics Properties. Along with the wider team Chetwoods led the design for a pioneering scheme at Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes that delivers health and wellbeing to its users.

The two-unit development is the first project in the logistics/industrial sector to incorporate a Digital Twin approach to its design and subsequent building management. It utilised the Baytree Sensor Suite as part of the base build specification to manage a healthy working environment while reducing operational and maintenance costs.

The development provides two Grade A offices linked to the warehouses via glass walkways. The mono-pitch roof design and structural approach of the warehouses reduced the number of internal columns and eliminated the need for any internal gutters or rainwater goods.

The offices are on stilts to provide amenity spaces below, with giant chess boards and pool tables located at ground floor level undercrofts. The car park allows for dual use as a basketball court, and a roof garden over the offices incorporates relaxation areas, allotments and outdoor gyms. This roof space can also be adapted for corporate gatherings and events.

The buildings are set within a landscaped environment where biophilic design principles are applied to promote relaxation, physical activity and healthy eating. Reindeer moss covered walls in the reception areas improve air quality and absorb noise.

WELL™ principles and our bespoke Thrive Design Drivers were applied to incorporate environmental and wellbeing design features throughout the scheme.

Key facts
  • Designers: Chetwoods
  • Client: Baytree Logistics Properties LLP
  • Location: Milton Keynes
  • Value: £17.5 million
  • Size: Unit 1 – 9,080 sqm/97,823 sqft Unit 2 – 6,464 sqm/69,579 sqft
  • Status: Completed
  • Contractor: Glencar Construction
  • Engineer: Burrows Graham; M&E Consultant – Kelly Taylor Associates

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