A renewable proposal.
Green light for B&Q distribution centre
Published: 16 August, 2010
BERKSHIRE: Swindon Borough Council granted Gazeley planning approval for the proposed 74 000m2 B&Q distribution centre at G Park Swindon.
The £70m depot located adjacent to the A419 will serve stores in the South of the UK.
G Park Swindon includes environmental protection measures such as the harvesting and re-use of rainwater collected from the roof of the building and solar panels to heat the water.
A solar wall will use renewable energy to heat and ventilate the building. The development will include substantial areas of new habitat around the building with the planting of about 500 new trees.
Nigel Godfrey, senior vice president, Gazeley UK said: "Gazeley is delighted with Swindon Borough Council's decision to approve the planning application. We look forward to starting on site in the autumn and will complete the facility by next summer.
“As well as reducing the environmental impact of the development, Gazeley has sought to ensure that the building will deliver significant annual operating cost savings for B&Q through reduced energy consumption."