Work is proceeding apace on the redevelopment of the former Aylesford Newsprint site.
Now re-named Panattoni Park, the 90-acre site is destined to become a huge sustainable logistics destination housing a number of companies.
The American developer Panattoni has already agreed lets of some of the warehouses it will create to DHL, Fowler Welch and Evri, and has decided to speculatively develop the last two remaining plots, creating units of 100,000 sq ft and 130,000 sq ft. They are expected to be completed early next year.
Each will have a 15m clear internal height, two level access doors, electric charging points for cars, access to the park’s car share scheme and 50m yard depths.
The company is in detailed discussions with other potential occupiers for the remainder of the space at the park.
Panattoni is investing £180m developing the site, including spending £7m constructing a new link road to Bellingham Way.
Every building at the park will have air source heat pumps to control temperature in the offices and solar panels on the roofs and it is expected these measures will generate up to a 15% reduction in energy use across the site.
Development director Tony Watkins said: "Our decision to speculatively develop the final two units at Aylesford reflects the strong demand from occupiers looking to benefit from its excellent location.
"In just nine months since we acquired the site, we have let nearly 80% of the space.
"We are on site delivering multiple buildings with the first ones ready for occupation in the third quarter of this year."
Panattoni is the world’s largest privately owned industrial developer, building more than 3m sq ft annually in the UK alone.
Aylesford Newsprint, once one of Maidstone's largest employers, closed in 2015.