Bedford Link Bell Farm, Bedford

Client

Graftongate

Location

Bedford

Value

Confidential

Size

40 acre

Specialism

Sustainability

Bedford Link represents a pioneering venture—a 40-acre logistics park located at Bell Farm, Bedford.

This expansive project incorporates distribution warehousing spanning from 30,000 ft² to 100,000 ft², with a pronounced focus on sustainability and well-being.

Distinguished as an industry trailblazer, Bedford Link surpasses conventional logistics parks by placing paramount importance on environmental responsibility and elevating the physical and mental well-being of its occupants.

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The Brief

Bedford Link sets a new industry standard by prioritising sustainability and well-being.

The goal is to achieve net-zero carbon buildings through seamless integration of renewable technologies, fostering a work environment with advanced features like environmental controls, increased glazing, welfare areas, access to parkland, and a cycle network. Engineered to the highest standards, the park showcases a highly engineered building envelope and Low and Zero Carbon (LZC) technologies.

This approach not only meets operational needs but positions the park as a model for responsible development. Currently in its final phases, the project emphasises comprehensive logistics solutions with ongoing construction of units measuring 165,000 sq ft and 348,000 sq ft, aligning with environmental consciousness and occupant well-being.

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The Outcome

Bedford Link has successfully realised its vision as a sustainability-driven logistics park that prioritises the well-being of its occupants.

The incorporation of high-tech environmental controls, increased glazing, and dedicated welfare areas has created a work environment that promotes both physical and mental health.

The seamless integration of renewable technologies and a fully integrated cycle network further solidify Bedford Link’s reputation as a pioneering model in the industry.

The highly engineered building envelope and the use of LZC technologies contribute to the development’s sustainability, aligning with contemporary environmental standards. As the final phases, comprising substantial units of 165,000 sq ft and 348,000 sq ft, are in the process of construction, Bedford Link remains at the forefront of logistics park development, setting a benchmark for responsible and innovative projects in the logistics and warehousing sector.

The project, undertaken for Graftongate, showcases excellence in planning and execution, adhering to ACE Schedule of Services Performance Duties and covering RIBA stages A to L.

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