Responsible business

We are a responsible business who put people and the planet at the heart of everything we do.

We understand the role that our buildings and parks play in strengthening local economies, creating jobs and driving economic growth. We also want our spaces to be places that both employees and the local community can enjoy, and places where our customers’ businesses can flourish.

Every new building we develop meets leading sustainable and energy efficiency standards, built to our ‘Swan Standard’. In the last 12 months, we have also tripled our solar generation capacity, which is good news for both our customers and the environment.

To find our more about the six areas which make up our responsible business ambitions, click on the boxes below.

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Reducing our energy footprint

We develop all our buildings with sustainability in mind, aiming to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2025 for our own energy consumption, and support our tenants toward the same goal. We can collectively reduce a park’s carbon footprint in three ways:

1. Reduce operational energy use

Our first priority is to reduce energy demand and consumption, controlled through energy efficient equipment and insulation and monitored through smart metering to identify opportunities to reduce consumption. The most sustainable energy is the energy we don’t use.

2. Generate renewable energy

Generation of renewable energy on-site is the next focus. We install photovoltaics (PV) on all new developments, and are exploring opportunities to retrofit installations to our wider portfolio.

3. Purchase renewable energy off-site

Purchasing remaining electricity demand with Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) will support investments into renewable energy technologies.

Supporting our customers

To provide our customers with the high-performance space they need to succeed, we create sustainable buildings that both support our occupiers’ own ESG goals and provide a healthy and welcoming environment where people and businesses can thrive.

Reducing costs and environmental harm

Sustainable, energy efficient buildings are not just good for the environment; they’re also good for business. Our new buildings are sustainable, modern spaces where sustainability comes as standard:

Roof lighting occupies 15% of the roof space, increasing natural daylight and reducing the need for additional, artificial lighting

Intelligent LED lighting reduces costs by up to 75%

All new buildings over 70,000 sq. ft come with rooftop solar pv included as standard

EV car charging provision to 20% of the car parking spaces

Rainwater harvesting provides recycled water for low flushing toilets

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Strengthening local communities

Strengthening local communities through environmental sustainability is a key priority at St Modwen Logistics. We know that strong, local economies bring benefits for everyone. That’s why we’re committed to building long-term relationships with our customers and the local communities in which our parks and buildings are located. Many of our buildings are used as company headquarters and provide a diverse range of jobs for local people. Our buildings and logistics parks also enable companies to stay and grow in their local area, which is critical to the local economy.

At St Modwen Logistics we don’t just create spaces and move on. We retain ownership of our buildings for the long term, which means we get to know our customers and the local community really well and build trusted relationships with them.

News & Insights


St. Modwen Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics developers and managers, has let a 43,000 sq ft unit to ingredients production company Plant-Ex at St. Modwen Park Access 18 Avonmouth.


St. Modwen Logistics, one of the UK’s leading logistics developers and managers, has appointed Adam Haley to role of Director in its Portfolio and Asset Management team.


St. Modwen Logistics are incredibly proud to have won three awards at this year’s CoStar Impact Awards


Porterbrook, the UK’s leading rolling stock financier and asset management company, has agreed a deal with St Modwen to acquire the freehold of the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre in Warwickshire.