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Construction commences at PLP Stafford, with completion set for June 2023

PLP have appointed Glencar Construction to build PLP Stafford, a ‘big box’ speculative logistics unit located at Stone Business Park, Stafford. Construction work on the new facility commenced this month and is scheduled for completion in June 2023.


PLP Stafford is a high spec logistics warehouse totalling 344,478 sq ft including over 20,000 sq ft of offices and with a clear internal height of 18m. The development will also include a separately accessed, secure service yard up to 67m deep with parking spaces for 70 HGVs, 312 car parking spaces and 5 MVA power supply.


Prominently located at the gateway to the well-established and successful Stone Business Park, PLP Stafford is highly accessible by road, with the A34 dual carriageway providing quick and easy access to the M6 motorway via junctions 14 or 15. East-West connectivity, via the A51 and A50, provides exceptional access to the M1 motorway, in approximately 45 minutes.


As with all PLP speculatively developed properties, PLP Stafford will conform with the UK Green Building Councils Net Zero Buildings Framework. PLP’s carbon net zero (CNZ) framework combines CNZ construction with CNZ ready design, to enable future occupiers to achieve CNZ operation by utilising built-in renewable energy features and procuring appropriate renewable energy supplies. This includes the use of solar photovoltaics, air source heating and cooling, LED lighting and electric car charging points. The development will also deliver BREEAM Excellent, an EPC A Rating and a 10% biodiversity net gain.


Future flexibility is also built into the design, with features such as a strengthened roof to enable full coverage of solar photovoltaics and underground infrastructure to facilitate 100% of all car and HGV parking spaces to have electric charging points.


Keith Wilson, Development Director at PLP commented: “It’s always exciting to be starting on site developing a fantastic scheme in such an exceptionally strong location. The occupier market remains extremely buoyant and now we have a confirmed construction programme I have no doubt this opportunity will be very attractive to a whole range of operators seeking brand new, ‘best in class’ facilities.”


Knight Frank and Avison Young have been appointed as joint leasing agents.