Gazeley is to kick-start a ‘green’ development programme at its Magna Park scheme in Lutterworth.

The first Gazeley scheme to come under its ‘Blue Planet’ programme will be its 650,000 sq ft (60,386 sq m) warehouse, let to John Lewis on a 20-year lease.

The scheme will be developed in a joint venture with Land Securities and will boast carbon dioxide emission savings of 40%, energy use cuts of 18% and water use cuts of 45%.

The programme, announced by Gazeley chief executive officer Pat McGillycuddy today at Sheds, will be replicated on other Gazeley schemes across the UK and internationally.

Also proposed for the programme will be the marketing of Gazeley roofs as energy saving devices on separate leases. According to McGillycuddy, one roof could provide electricity for 220 homes. These are likely to be marketed at the end of the year.