Green go-ahead for two high-spec distribution/production buildings

Magna 20 and Magna 30 in Dorset has been granted planning permission - a warehouse scheme of more than 55,000 sq ft.
July 17, 2023

Planning consent has been given for two energy-efficient distribution/production warehouses in Poole, Dorset.

Magna 20 and Magna 30 are to be built at Magna Park, Magna Road, to high specifications, with a solar array providing nearly a third of baseline energy use.

Bryony Thompson, an associate the Bournemouth office of property consultancy Vail Williams, 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 well as photovoltaic panels, there will be energy-efficient heating and cooling, opening windows, greywater harvesting, electric vehicle charging points, cycle parking and landscaping.

Magna 20 will be just under 22,000 sq ft (2,040 sq m), with an office mezzanine, 240 kVA power supply, 36 parking spaces and a secure 36m yard depth.

Magna 30 will be just under 31,500 sq ft (2,925 sq m), with an office mezzanine, 340 kVA power supply, 51 parking spaces and a secure 46m yard depth.

Both premises, with a targeted EPC rating of A, the highest energy-efficient rating, will be leasehold and have 10m height to the underside of haunch as well as electric roller shutter doors.

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. ”

Vail Williams, Lambert Smith Hampton and Howell Commercial are the scheme’s marketing agents.