Written by: Griffiths & Armour on: 14 Oct 2021
Griffiths & Armour secure Construction and Latent Defect insurances for Bericote Properties
The Griffiths & Armour Construction Insurance team are delighted to have placed the Construction and Latent Defect insurances for Bericote Properties Limited and their new state of the art Amazon fulfilment centre at the former Littlebrook Power Station in Dartford. Bericote Properties are one of the most active developers of large-scale distribution space in the UK and work with a diverse client base including distinguished companies such as Rolls Royce and Ocado.
The warehouse development of 2.3 million sq. ft is the largest Amazon Warehouse in Europe. The fulfilment centre is set over 4 floors and incorporates state-of-the-art complex automation and robotic systems as well as the largest roof PV installation in the UK. One of the sustainable design choices was to include solar panels on the roof, which will provide the Amazon warehouse with green electricity through its lifetime. 99% of material from the former power station was recycled, which meant that an impressive 2 million tonnes of CO2 was saved in the process.
Gina Charles, Insurance Broker at Griffiths & Armour commented:
It’s been a pleasure to work alongside Bericote Properties Limited again to provide insurance solutions for this immense and exciting project. A project of this size and scope certainly has its challenges and intricacies but I am pleased to have been able to provide insurance solutions to assist Bericote on their development. It was refreshing to see the industry and insurers excited about this project.
Lee Pettit, Director at Bericote Properties said:
We have worked with the construction team at Griffiths & Armour for several years and their team have supported us with our varied insurance requirements on several complicated projects. We have found their advice and technical knowledge very helpful and the placement of the Amazon fulfilment centre policies helped our success.
With extensive experience in the construction sector, Griffiths & Armour have a long established and respected reputation for providing innovative insurance solutions in all lines of construction risks for all elements of construction projects, from finance, project planning, and design through to operational risks. To find out more about Construction Insurance, please click here.
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