Construction Starts On New Logistics Warehouse In Derbyshire
Construction of a warehouse in Derbyshire for a logistics company has begun, which may require mezzanine floor covering to increase storage in the future.
Construction of new warehouses in Derbyshire for a logistics company has begun.
BDC Magazine reported that Ascott Transport Limited (ATL) has commissioned GF Tomlinson for the project, which will include building a 127,000 square foot warehouse.
There will also be 14 loading bays, welfare rooms, offices, concrete yards and road networks at the Foston site once completed.
Pete Ascott, managing director of ATL, told the publication: “[This] phase adds a further 20,000 pallet storage capacity to our portfolio.”
It is hoped the site will be functional from January 2024, with GF Tomlinson having previously finished a 190,000 square foot warehouse on the same Midlands Hub site in 2018.
A new workshop, offices, three-storey gatehouse, outside storage, and parking facilities were also completed.
It is thought the first phase development alone doubled ATL’s Midlands’ operating capacity.
With the second phase commencing, ATL hopes the new warehouse will help the company to expand even further.
This comes after the BBC revealed £2 billion is set to be invested in sustainable warehouses in the West Midlands area.
A 13.5 million square foot project is being spearheaded by warehouse developer SERGO and West Midlands Combined Authority to provide net-zero storage space, as well as 14,000 jobs.
The project, which is set to be complete by 2033, is expected to “drive our prosperity in the months and years ahead”, mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street stated.
These new warehouses might require mezzanine floor covering if they want to increase storage in the future.