The project involved 180 workers to build a 16,000 sqm warehouse that is energy-positive in design and ready to generate more than enough electricity to power itself. Circular and human-centred design principles were applied to break the habit of 'disposable warehousing' - the steel structure is almost entirely reusable due to the minimal use of welded joints. The ceiling tiles are C2C-certified, recycled and recyclable. Because they are designed for reuse, all materials are ready to start a new life one day. To this end, they are administratively recorded in a material database.
Cradle to cradle applications such as non-toxic powder coating on steelwork and non-toxic paving, natural interior lighting and LED lighting significantly reduce the building's climate impact. Sandvik's sustainable ethos is matched in this new home by over 10,000 square metres of solar panels, greywater management and biophilic design and planting to increase biodiversity. The building uses interactive lighting strategies while robotisation and intelligent engineering allow for the collection of data so that energy consumption and maintenance can be accurately monitored and adjusted for efficiency.