Davies Turner opens green facility

DAVIES Turner’s determination that its operations are environmentally responsible, is clearly demonstrated at the freight forwarders’ recently completed multi-million pound regional distribution centre at Avonmouth, Bristol.

The new development has been designed from the start to include the latest thinking to reduce its environmental impact, with some of the most sophisticated engineering currently available to achieve the company’s aim as well as blue sky thinking on how to make even the smallest difference to reduce the development’s impact.

Philip Stephenson, joint managing director of Davies Turner, said: “The first important element in the development of Bristol Phase 2 is that it is build on reclaimed industrial land. Not enough emphasis I placed on the environmental benefits of using brownfield sites even now. This is something developers must consider for future development projects, particularly now that prices of food and farmland (which was too easily used for Greenfield sites), are both escalating.”

The new warehouse will be unheated – relying on sophisticated insulation and ventilation to minimise heat loss in winter and solar gain in summer – a significant reduction of CO2 production associated with the development.

“Davies Turner is committed to playing our part in reducing the cargo footprint associated with the supply chain. At Bristol, we have taken practical measures that minimise both our consumption of power and the impact our building has on the local and even national environment.

“Decisions we took at the very start of the planning stage, for example to include our choice of leading edge technology for cooling the top mezzanine work area and the most efficient as well as user-friendly office glazing, demonstrate that as a company we do not just talk about green issues but see them as key to our future, both in the local community and the wider supply chain.”

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