Investing in responsible development ensures we all reap the rewards…

UK Land Estates is focused on playing our part to help address the global climate crisis.

We made a long-term commitment to being a responsible business – launching our own Responsible Business Strategy last year to monitor and appraise our progress – and while a large part of that focuses on the positive social impact we can deliver, it is the environmental side I’d like to highlight in this blog.

We take a proactive approach to sustainable and responsible development, ensuring we’re ahead of legislative targets and government aspirations.

Our strategy codifies our ambition and ensures progress is monitored and shared with stakeholders, as we minimise the impact our business has on the natural environment.

But what are we doing in real terms? Lots, depending on whether the project is new build or refurbishment…

UKLE new developments:

  • Have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A;
  • Have photovoltaic panels installed;
  • Have EV charging;
  • Have efficient electric heating systems installed;
  • Use low-energy LED lighting that is dimmable;
  • Utilise low-flow plumbing fixtures, reducing water consumption;
  • Deliver a bio-diversity net gain.

We also consider and monitor the development of green technologies so we can make provision for initiatives such as solar walls, solar thermal and ground source heat pumps.

For refurbishments, UKLE properties all achieve minimum EPC rating of C upon completion, with the intent of reaching B, and we are spending over £17m upgrading existing stock to deliver year-on-year improvements in the number of units with an EPC rating of A/B to reach the target of 100% of all units to be rated B by 2030.

And beyond the obvious environmental benefits, investing in responsible development pays off in many other ways. It enhances and upgrades our portfolio, creates a more attractive proposition for customers, it reduces costly energy bills and creates green and healthy work spaces…not to mention making the buildings looks a hell of a lot better!

Current Developments

L7, Intersect 19, Tyne Tunnel Estate

Intersect 19 is a strategically located development adjacent to the arterial routes of A19 Tyne Tunnel and A1058 Coast Road. These are two high quality industrial units with office space.

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  • Type: Industrial/Distribution
  • Size: Two units of 4,484 sqm (48,255 sqft) and 6,769 sqm (72,865 sqft)
  • Location: Tyne Tunnel Estate, North Shields, NE29 7UT

Current Developments

Kingsway North, Team Valley

Kingsway North is a prime location, immediately off the A1. The prestigious address is being redeveloped into distinctively designed and substantially sized industrial units.

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  • Type: Industrial / Warehouse
  • Size: 2,788 sqm (30,009 sqft) to 5,539 sqm (59,620 sq ft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 0BE

Previous Developments

Enterprise House, Team Valley

Enterprise House is at the heart of Team Valley, and is currently being redeveloped to provide newly refurbished high quality office space on the first floor, and new retail units on the ground floor. 

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  • Type: Retail / Offices
  • Size: Office: Suites from 68.7 sqm (740sqft) to 158 sqm (1,700 sqft) / Retail: Units 83 sqm (893 sqft) and 84 sqm (904 sqft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, NE11 0SR

Previous Developments

Dukesway Central, Team Valley

Dukesway Central is located between two of Team Valley’s main thoroughfares. The 10 acre site is being developed to include upto 200,000 sqft of industrial and warehouse units.

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  • Type: Industrial / Warehouse
  • Size: 1,140.5 sqm (12,276 sqft) to 2,493 sqm (26,834 sqft)
  • Location: Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead, NE11 OPY

Previous Developments

Eighth Avenue West, Team Valley

Eighth Avenue West is a hi-spec industrial / distribution unit, with high office content, on this large area of land at the heart of the Team Valley.

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  • Type: Industrial / Distribution
  • Size: 4,910 sqm (52,851 sqft) - option to join site with Eighth Avenue East
  • Location: Eighth Avenue, Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0TU

Previous Developments

Mammoet, Teesside Estate

Transport giant Mammoet required new state-of-the-art headquarters. The six-acre facility was built to Mammoet’s specifications.

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  • Type: Warehouse / Office
  • Size: 3,100sqm (33,480sqft)
  • Location: Plot 5
    Teesside Estate

Previous Developments

Intersect 19, Tyne Tunnel

Intersect 19 is located in the Tyne Tunnel Estate, in the commercial hub of North Tyneside.

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  • Type: Warehouse / Manufacturing
  • Size: 4,912 sqm (52,874 sqft) up to 8,187 sqm (88,125 sqft)
  • Location: Tyne Tunnel Estate


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