Major OEM, Logistics Operations Centre – ArchitectureSolihull

The Logistics Operations Centre developed by Prologis at a site in Solihull, provides warehouse and automated storage retrieval systems across 98,000sqm of floor space.

Built in just over a year during the coronavirus pandemic, Ridge acted as Architects and Lead Designers from concept to completion, delivering on complex projects within fast timescales through creative design and collaboration in BIM to realise our clients’ visions.

The new facility will enable the client to increase efficiency through automation and reduce HGV movements, saving the equivalent of 1,120 tonnes of Co2 each year, aiding just-in-time production and addressing supply chain issues. The building is designed to BREEAM Very Good and is Net Zero Carbon.

Built on an infill site adjacent to Birmingham International Airport, the project required rerouting of an existing highway, drainage and powerlines under a S278 Agreement as well as a new sustainable and ecological landscaping strategy.

  • Life Cycle Carbon Analysis

    Informed design and material selection

  • 98,578 sqm GIA

    Net Zero logistics floor space

  • 28% Reduced Carbon Footprint

    5% embodied, 47% operational from notional baseline facility

Ridge reacted well to the changing project requirements and fast turn around of information required. We have been very impressed by the hard work, dedication to the project and support to the team

David Storer


The building comprises 4100sqm of office area across the first and second floors, warehouse facilities with automated racking and retrieval equipment to the ground floor with a clear height of 15m. A canteen is provided for up to 400 staff and welfare facilities are located in various pods around the building.

External site works include multi-storey car parking for 1150 cars, bikes and electric vehicles, as well as canopies, gatehouse, hardstanding and a high security boundary.

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