We are looking for industrial or open storage land to rent to create more Urban Reserve flexible energy facilities in urban areas, close to our major cities.
Our Urban Reserve facilities are helping provide energy where and when it is needed most, supporting the intermittency of renewable energy as we transition to a low carbon economy. AMP Clean Energy will fully fund the development of the project at no risk to the landowner.
Do you have a suitable site?
We need commercial or industrial land for Long Leasehold or Freehold. A suitable site:
- Is 2,500 ft2+
- Must be at least 50 metres from the closest residential property or other sensitive developments
- Ideally has level ground with existing hardstanding
- Optimal sites include open storage and yard spaces, unused car parks, derelict and unused land around warehouses, storage facilities and factories
What will the landowner receive?
- Competitive rents paid
- Index-linked rent reviews every three years
- A 20-30-year lease
- A contribution to the landlord’s legal costs
What will an Urban Reserve plant look like?
The plant consists of one or two generator modules and a support module. Our Urban Reserve sites have an export capacity of 2-4MW. Each module is similar in size to a standard 40ft shipping container enclosed within a palisade fence.
Follow our step-by-step process on how we develop our Urban Reserve flexible energy facilities. A suitable site needs many things; an electrical connection, telecoms, a gas connection (peaking plant only) and a realistic chance of obtaining planning consent. Our experienced in-house Development Team can assess all of these using our suite of sophisticated in-house tools. If you are not sure, let us do the hard work by sending us the property address.
1. Desktop Study
A suitable site needs many things; an electrical connection, telecoms, a gas connection (peaking plant only) and a realistic chance of obtaining planning consent. Our experienced in-house team can assess all of these for you.
2. Securing connections
Urban Reserve projects need to be connected into local networks (electricity and gas). Securing these connections is vital to ensure a project will work. With your permission, but at our cost, we will submit connection applications to the networks.
3. Heads of Term and Lease Agreement
Once we have the connection agreements, we can finalise the Heads of Terms for the lease agreement. AMP Clean Energy will pay the legal costs of drawing up the lease.
4. Planning Approval
Using our in-house specialists and in collaboration with our landlords, we prepare and submit a planning application for the site entirely at our own cost and risk. Once submitted, we normally receive planning permission within three months.
5. Construction and Operation
With the lease agreed and the planning approved we move into the construction phase. This lasts 3-5 months. Once built, the unmanned site will be operational for 20-30 years.