October 9 - Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics, has opened its new headquarters building at London Heathrow airport.The 9,900 sq m facility, which will also be the company's main airfreight hub for the UK.
"The facility is perfectly located for access to all areas of the airport and our 15 year lease, shows real commitment to London Heathrow", says Helgi Ingolfsson, managing director, Schenker Limited.
The new corporate office is constructed as a 'green building', which is designed to achieve 25 percent lower CO2 emissions than the standard and also features low and zero carbon air source heat pumps which service both office comfort cooling and warehouse under-floor heating. There is also rainwater harvesting, a heat recovery ventilation system and both PIR (passive infrared) and photoelectric lighting controls. This means less emission of carbon dioxide and thus will contribute to the group's sustainability strategy DB 2020, said a company statement.