The two-unit distribution centre at Sittingbourne in Kent, is one of the largest of its type in the UK, offering 85,000m2 of storage and warehousing, and was also built by VolkerFitzpatrick. Sustainability was a key feature of the design and build.
The fit-out work, which commences next week, will last until September, and includes the installation of a pallet racking system, putting in of electrical, data fire and security systems, creation of the refrigerated storage area, offices, changing and amenities blocks, a staff and driver canteen, a ‘Goods In' and drivers office, and all external works.
VolkerFitzpatrick's Divisional Director Dave Saunders said "This distribution centre is central to Morrisons' expansion in the South-East, and is one of the largest centres of its type in the UK. It is gratifying that having built the two units, we were chosen to complete the fit-out work - especially as the construction of the units saw a high degree of collaboration between our civils and building divisions".
"Sustainability is a key feature of this development. Water usage has been reduced by 45% through rainwater harvesting, and solar heated hot water saves 2,850 kgs of CO2 annually, and over 560,000 kgs of CO2 is saved through high-frequency and energy efficient lighting" said Mr. Saunders.
The units are located at G-Park, Sittingbourne in Kent, and are part of a 126 acre development of former agricultural marshland.