Business units with green appeal
Published: 13 June, 2007
Environmentally sustainable business units are to be built adjacent to an award-winning timber gridshell building in Kent.
The eight B1 light industrial/office units, planned at the Woodland Enterprise Centre in Flimwell, will be of timber frame construction and will feature wood cladding. Local timbers will be used in the 970ft2 units.
This is a sustainable development to include high energy efficiency, low embodied energy of building materials sourced as locally as possible, biomass space heating and green energy, said Peter Sinclair of property consultants Cluttons, which is marketing the development.
The units will meet the criteria of many socially responsible occupiers or investors wishing to own a property which has low running costs and a smaller ecological footprint than many of todays typical industrial developments.
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