KTA

KTA is widely recognised as the leading M&E and sustainability engineering consultancy in the logistics and distribution sector.

Founded in the 1980s, KTA has over three decades of experience working predominantly with both blue-chip developers and end users in the logistics and distribution warehouse sector. KTA deliver:

  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design
  • Utilities infrastructure
  • Energy and sustainability consultancy services

KTA has delivered in excess of 12 million sq m of distribution facilities worldwide and is experienced in designing for all types of internal environment and a wide range of products, from frozen food to toxic chemicals.

KTA was acquired by Hydrock in March 2021. The business has offices in Lutterworth and Plymouth and is led by John Griffiths.

Our approach – at a glance

At the masterplan stage, we engage with developers and the wider design team to establish, design, and procure utility services that future proof the overall site for both developer and the funder.

For our building services design, the key to success is assessing the operational requirements and aspirations of the end users and then engaging with key stakeholders via workshops to form an overall brief. This brief is incorporated into design workshops with the architect and structural engineer for space planning and plant locations.

Our energy and sustainability consultants work with our clients to help minimise energy usage. The provision of power is critical to major logistics sites, especially with the increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles. Our team advise on renewable energy options, battery storage and other environmental attributes such as rainwater harvesting and air source heat pumps.

Built environment analytics

At KTA, we’ve been helping our clients to understand how their buildings are performing through the installation of sensor technology on the lighting network.

This innovative approach to ‘built environment analytics’ is providing our clients with valuable data on heat mapping, dock door operations, external air quality, electric car charging usage and internal air quality, helping them to improve the efficiency of their buildings and operations.

Our track record

Our track record includes:

  • Four national distribution centres for the John Lewis Partnership at Magna Park, Milton Keynes – these facilities are BREEAM Excellent and include full automation, mezzanine installations and temperature-controlled stores.
  • National distribution centre for B&Q at G Park, Swindon – designed to be BREEAM Excellent, our work also included the fit-out works.
  • Magnitude 314 for GLP at Magna Park, Milton Keynes – a 314,123 sq ft facility that is the world’s first ‘net zero carbon for construction’ verified building.
  • Magna Park North, Lutterworth – site-wide infrastructure services and developer base build services for three new units for the Phase 1 extension to Magna Park North, following initial work on the whole masterplan to deliver a 17MVA primary sub-station during Phase 1 of the development.