DB Schenker Logistics opens new Heathrow hub

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @WDMEllaCopeland Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics has formally opened their new head­quart...

Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics has formally opened their new head­quarters building London Heathrow. Board members, customers, key suppliers and a team from SEGRO, Europe's leading developer and owner of industrial space joined the DB Schenker team yesterday to celebrate the completion of the 9,900 square meter facility, which will be the main airfreight hub for the UK.

“The facility is perfectly located for access to all areas of the airport and our 15 year lease shows real commitment to London Heathrow”, says Helgi Ingolfsson, Managing Director, Schenker Limited.

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The new hub  was designed as a ‘green building’, which aims to emit 25% lower CO2 emissions than the standard and also features low and zero carbon air source heat pumps which run both the office cooling system and warehouse under-floor heating. 

Utilising rainwater harvesting, a heat recovery ventilation system and both PIR (passive infrared) and photoelectric lighting controls the building will contribute to the group’s sustainability strategy DB 2020. DB Schenker intends to cut the specific CO2 emissions by 20 percent over 2006 levels by 2020.

“What we wanted was to make DB Schenker, Heathrow a very modern facility that is ‘The place to work’ at London Heathrow, a great environment for our people to work in. Beyond we wanted an eco-friendly facility to handle our airfreight customers cargo in, both now and in the future, I think we have achieved that”, Helgi Ingolfsson says.

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