VolkerFitzpatrick has been selected by industrial and logistics property company, Prologis UK, to design and build two new production units, at its Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) site. The project is worth over £26 million and is scheduled to run from November 2021 to August 2022.
Each warehouse will have an internal height of 18m and will be constructed from a steel frame, with a built-up cladding and roofing system. One facility will have an internal footprint of 232,302ft², and the other of 281,890ft².
The spaces will largely be used for goods storage and will be equipped with two-storey main office accommodation, as well as smaller hub offices, which will sit outside the warehouse perimeter. Each unit will also feature a reception area, kitchen and welfare facilities. External works to the site will include hardstanding areas, car parking facilities, landscaping and drainage.
Throughout the project, the team will also be taking steps to engage with the local community and minimise their environmental impact. This will include working with supply chain contractors from the surrounding area and adjusting the finished site levels during the earthworks and groundworks phase, to eliminate removal of waste materials from site.
The contract award follows VolkerFitzpatrick’s successful delivery of several industrial facilities at the DIRFT site, over the last eleven years.
Stuart Deverill, managing director of VolkerFitzpatrick’s Building division, said: “I am delighted that Prologis UK has once again chosen to work with VolkerFitzpatrick to further develop its DIRFT site. This latest appointment is testament to the strong, collaborative relationship we have built over the years and our established position in the industrial and distribution sector.”
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