Net zero distribution hub project in Bicester gets go ahead

The parcel distribution site will support DPD’s commitment to becoming ‘the greenest delivery company in the UK’

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A new 60,000 square feet net zero distribution hub in Bicester has secured planning consent.

The project, which will be constructed to net zero carbon standards in construction, in line with the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) framework will accommodate what will be DPD’s new hub.

The parcel distribution brand which aims to be ‘the greenest delivery company in the UK’ has already taken ‘green steps’ towards carbon-neutrality with more than 600 electric vehicles (EVs), green packaging and an eco fund scheme for schools and educational facilities across the UK working on green projects.

Louise Ferguson, General Manager, Property at DPD continued: “DPD’s commitment to becoming the UK’s most sustainable delivery company is aligned to our own sustainability policy.

“As a business, we are factoring in environmental considerations into every aspect of our development plans, from EV charging facilities and energy centres to photovoltaic generation and other energy-saving initiatives.”

Colin Godfrey, CEO, Fund Management at Tritax Big Box REIT, commented: “Awareness of climate change is on the rise and the property sector has a huge role to play in reducing carbon dioxide emissions, so we are delighted to see this type of leadership and commitment from DPD and to be working collaboratively with them to responsibly deliver this cleaner, more sustainable logistics asset.”

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