PLP is a specialist UK logistics and industrial property business. They develop, manage and own real estate nationwide and, for the past eight years, we have been supporting them to deliver sustainable new logistics developments across the North of England.
- North of EnglandLocation
- Industrial Sectors
- Architecture Services
- 75,000 sq ft – 850,000 sq ft Size
- 2014 - 2022Programme
- BREEAM ExcellentCertifications
- Knowsley Business Awards - Commercial Development of the YearWinner
delivered to date
850,000 sq ft warehouse
The Brief & Design Development
We have been working with PLP since 2014 when we were appointed as Architect for their L175 scheme in Liverpool.
We work on predominantly brownfield sites close to population centres and motorways – making them highly attractive to the logistics and distribution clients. In light of this, the brief for each commission is highly institutional but with a focus on making a distinctive brand for their speculative developments. We have helped develop and evolve this identity since our first project together.
More recently, and with PLP joining the UK Green Building Council, we have been tasked with achieving increasing sustainability standards through our designs, including BREEAM Excellent and meeting the Net Zero Carbon Ready scope.
Our initial project together, L175 saw us design and deliver a Grade A, 176,000 sq ft speculative industrial unit on Liverpool International Business Park. Upon completion, the unit was let to a leading bathroom retailer.
Following the success of this, we were subsequently appointed to design and deliver further logistics developments in Knowsley, Ellesmere Port and Wakefield. With each new projects we have responded to different priorities, scales and speeds.
Our largest scheme to date is PLP Knowsley which is now let to Amazon. The vast single unit consists of a 763,000 sq ft warehouse supported by office space, welfare accommodation, a trucker’s lounge and other ancillary pods. Having previously obtained planning for the site, we adapted our design and resubmitted proposals in line with Amazon’s bespoke requirements once the pre-let was secured. The final building is innovative and includes High bay pic towers, commercial routing and servicing.
PLP Silkwood and PLP Ellesmere Port were designed and delivered simultaneously and saw us achieve a highly sustainable specification for the buildings:
- Designed to meet the net zero carbon ready standard as defined by the UK Green Building Council (Ellesmere).
- EPC A ratings.
- VRV heating and cooling systems to offices.
- Dual 25 kW DC rapid chargers.
- All car/HGV parking bays futureproofed to enable rapid charging stations.
At PLP Ellesmere Port and PLP Wakefield we have delivered multi-unit developments totalling 300,000 and 228,000 sqft respectively. Wakefield has been on of PLP’s most successful projects to date with it let in advance of Practical Completion. Ellesmere Port meanwhile has set a new sustainability standard with it meeting BREEAM Excellent, EPC A and was designed to meet the net zero carbon ready standard.