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158,000sq ft Midlands solar panel warehouse construction work starts

158,000sq ft Midlands solar panel warehouse construction work starts

Construction work has begun on a 158,000 sq ft Midlands solar-powered warehouse, with the prospect of another 100,000sq ft to come.

Kohler Mira, parent company of Mira Showers, is the occupier of the warehouse at the Worcester Six site, close to junction 6 of the M5 motorway.

Stoford Developments has appointed Bennimans, a Worcestershire-based contractor to construct the £20 million distribution, training and office unit site. The developer expects to hand over the first phase, 158,000sq ft unit by September 2019. A further 100,000sq ft of space could be constructed at a later date.

The project includes a large PV solar array on the roof, which should generate up to 1MW and will help towards Kohler Mira’s aims to be carbon neutral by 2035.

Stoford director, Gerard Ludlow, said: “We’re starting 2019 in positive mood as construction work begins on the Kohler Mira site at Worcester Six, adding to two key developments that were completed last year for Siemens and Kimal. It is clear this is a much-needed development that is attracting high-calibre occupiers and bringing valuable inward investment and jobs to the area. “

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