Property management company IM Properties has announced the start of construction on a new 51,000ft2 speculative unit at Mercia Park in North West Leicestershire, UK.

The new unit is being constructed at Mercia Park, a 2.94mft2 global parts logistics centre at Junction 11, M42.

Mercia 51 will be located beside some of the leading businesses, including Jaguar Land Rover and DSV, in Midlands.

The advanced logistics destination has been designed with sustainability at its core and is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of next year.

The property management company worked along with main contractor, Winvic Construction, to obtain Net Zero in construction on the site.

Mercia 51 will be constructed to achieve BREEAM Excellent standard and Net Zero Ready.

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It will include eight active EV charging spaces along with passive infrastructure for another 40, as well as storage for up to 12 cycles.

The logistics centre will include six buildings, ranging from 30,000ft2 to more than one million ft2.

IM Properties development director Harry Goodman said: “Mercia Park represents our line in the sand, as the first of our large-scale development schemes to achieve Net Zero in Construction.

“Mercia 51 raises the bar further to also be Net Zero Ready. This means the building is optimised so the occupier can achieve Net Zero in Operation.

“Mercia 51 is being created to a level of specification which sits within our Sustainable Future’s framework and aligns with the Green Building Councils (UKGBC)’s recommendations.

“Mercia Park has already contributed to many local grassroots projects through a £350,000 community fund and our contractor, Winvic Construction Ltd, has partnered with us to promote employment and skills, creating an onsite training centre and a Sustainability and Innovation Hub.”


Illustration of the new logistics centre North West Leicestershire, UK. Credit: IM Properties.