Knight Frank and Mer Install Charge Points for EV

Mer aims to install 450 sockets across the real estate company’s UK-wide portfolio
Staff Reporter | UK | Facilities Management

EV charging company Mer is installing charge points at more than 100 of Knight Frank Investment Management’s (KFIM) client-owned sites. Following an in-depth tender process, Mer will aim to install about 450 sockets across the real estate company’s UK-wide portfolio, with a mixture of rapid and ultra-rapid charge points available for public use. The scheme will begin later this year at 14 of KFIM’s client sites, which will each get six charging bays offering ultra-rapid charging.

The built environment is accountable for 38% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. KFIM said that establishing a charging network across its client portfolio aligns with its pledge to create a more sustainable future within the real estate industry. Its partnership with Mer will support KFIM’s client to reach their net-zero carbon emissions targets.

Matt Simmonds at KFIM said, “After recognising that reliable and future-fit EV charging infrastructure is becoming an increasingly in-demand asset of commercial properties, it was important that we partnered with an experienced charge point operator who understands the complex needs of our portfolio of sites. Mer’s charge points will help us provide an essential service to our tenants and visitors, and we are looking forward to working with Mer in the roll out of charging infrastructure in the coming months.”

Karl Anders, managing director at Mer UK, said, “Following an in-depth tender process, it is a privilege to become the exclusive EV charging partner for a leading real estate investment manager. KFIM’s decision to partner with Mer highlights its proactive commitment to providing innovative property solutions as we move into the new electric era.”

Mer is owned and operated by the Oslo-based Statkraft.

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