Winvic Construction and Caunton Engineering have completed the steelwork for the first of two distribution centres on the Warth Park phase 3 development in Northamptonshire.
The initial distribution centre measures 314m-long × 190m-wide, with a maximum height to eaves of 16.3m. It has five 38m-wide internal spans and required a total of 2,200t of steelwork.
It will have a total of 56 cross docks and 19 level access doors, while internally, it is sub-divided into three separate zones by two partition fire walls and features a three-level office block.
Steel erection for the second unit will begin in June. This smaller unit measures 208m-long × 131m-wide with a maximum height to eaves of 16.3m. This four-span structure will require 1,050t of steel and also includes a 1,600m² two-level office block.
Both structures will be occupied by Howdens Joinery, adding to the company’s existing on-site warehouse that was completed as part of the development’s phase two works in 2016.
Warth Park is a 160-acre logistics and business park in Raunds, adjacent to the A45.