A new 135,000sf building for Walker Logistics Ltd, incorporating warehouse space, office facilities and a public museum, was recently granted planning permission by West Berkshire Council. Early consultations with the local authority were key and, following the approved outline consent in 2021, the design has evolved and developed to provide a high spec logistics facility that will also showcase artefacts of significant local importance/ value within an aircraft museum.
Set in an AONB the external colour palette has been carefully selected so as to echo the natural greens and greys of the surrounding context, including the existing Walker Logistics premises to the south. External arrangement of the site took into consideration the access, manoeuvring and parking of the historic WWII Dakota aircraft, as well as a detailed landscaping design to further shield the building from nearby viewpoints. The proposals set out to increase the range of accommodation available for employment, whilst minimising the impact of the development on the neighbouring residences and offering a positive contribution to the Membury area.
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