Icon Industrial delivers first of two new units at controversial site in Harlow
News / Thu 5th Aug 2021 at 09:05am
ICON Industrial, a strategic joint venture by leading commercial property developer, Stoford and private global investment firm, TPG Real Estate, has completed the first of two new Grade A warehouse developments in Harlow.
The JV has delivered Unit D, a bespoke last mile distribution unit of 84,407 sq ft at Icon Harlow in Essex, on behalf of an international online retailer.
The new building is part of phase two Icon Harlow, providing almost 200,000 sq ft of much needed Grade A warehouse accommodation for the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor.
A second unit (E) is under construction on a speculative basis, with completion scheduled for October 2021. The Grade A unit will extend to 112,000 sq ft and provides the rare opportunity to occupy one of the only available buildings over 100,000 sq ft in the north M25.
Phase one of Icon Harlow completed last year and comprised three highly specified units, including two speculatively constructed. All three units are now occupied and extend to 244,258 sq ft.
Angus Huntley, Director at Stoford, said: “Icon Harlow has attracted significant interest from distributors looking for much needed quality warehouse and logistics accommodation in the home counties, but with quick access to London and the wider South East. The final unit (E) will provide Grade A accommodation with enhanced sustainability credentials, including PV arrays and 20% EV car charging provision. We have the opportunity to offer occupiers early access to the warehouse from the end of September 2021.”
Icon Harlow is conveniently located in close proximity to Harlow town centre and benefits from excellent road, rail, air and sea links. The development lies a short drive from junction 27 of the M25, just 17 miles from London Stansted Airport, 30 miles north of central London and 34 miles from DP World’s London Gateway Port.
Existing occupiers include SOP International, Verhoek Europe and leading arts and crafts supplier, Baker Ross.
Of course it is conveniently located... ... for lost HGV drivers seeking directions from the poor blighters who live beside it. I cannot believe development had gotten this far without anyone noticing what an eyesore it is. And I thought the view of Poundland for those in Fold Croft cf. Pitney Bowes was terrible. Who's next?
It will be a very rare opportunity to occupy one indeed having discovered the building of this size is just meters apart from the residential homes that have been left in the dark, noise, pollution, 'eye-watering' views...
Mark, They are not going to tear them down so the best plan is for Harlow residents to push for a 7.5ton weight limit and route traffic via a414/Edinburgh Way/Elizabeth Way although i realise that people living in Rivermill and Hornbeams Herons wood and Ram Gorse gorse will not be pleased but it will alleviate the East West through routes in the town,Southern Way,Second Ave, and Fourth Ave etc.
It's not good that units that in addition, units were given planning permission and are being constructed on a purely speculative basis. Warehousing produces very little employment opportunities per square metre of development and so these developments bring hgv traffic into the town and near residential areas, in all respects a bad deal for the environment,the town and it's residents. The planning system is broken and part time Cllrs can not cope, hence so many bad decisions are made and not challenged until like this one and Katherine's it's too late. It's this system that brick by brick, development by development has been a major component in. Climate change.
Maybe Angus Huntley could address Katherines residents or be interviewed about the issues the residents have. They need answers on this disgusting build. I'm sure he wouldn't want this built on the boundary of his property!
Is this where the dreadful noise all night of an alarm is coming from?