New Local Industrial and Logistics Park to Protect Part of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassador, Prologis Inc, the global leader in logistics real estate, has announced that Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead will protect 421 acres of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.

Working with the environmental charity Cool Earth, Prologis will mitigate 109% of the carbon involved in the construction of the buildings on Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead by protecting an area of the rainforest in Papua New Guinea. This area of rainforest  is part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy; a unique network of forest conservation initiatives which involves all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.

In addition to protecting areas of the rainforest for future generations, every building on Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead will also have its whole-life carbon impact officially certified by The Planet MarkTM  as Simon Cox, UK Sustainability Officer for Prologis explains:

“We feel passionately that, as a property company, we should play our part in reducing average lifetime carbon in our buildings to bring the benefits of sustainability to our customers, the local community and beyond. This legacy of sustainable development is something we gift to every owner or occupier of a Prologis building in the UK, allowing them to start their own sustainability journey.

“Our sustainability programme also funds education officers from the Eden Project to go into local schools close to our developments and talk to the children about sustainability and how they can play their part in protecting the planet. To date, we’ve delivered this programme to children at Hobletts Manor Junior School and Nash Mills School in Hemel Hempstead and a number of other schools will be taking part in this initiative over the coming months.”

Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead, which is at Maylands Gateway, sits within the town’s new Enviro-tech Enterprise Zone.  When complete, the park will provide up to 540,000 square feet of industrial and distribution space, together with a £2.5 million investment in local highway infrastructure.  Prologis will also create a network of safe pedestrian and cycle routes around the site and along Buncefield Lane, as well as a new ‘pocket park’, which the company will maintain for people who live and work locally.

Prologis owns and manages approximately 25 million square feet of logistics and industrial space in the UK as of December 31st, 2017.

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