Known as the SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway, the scheme combines links to the M1 and East Midlands Airport with a major new rail freight terminal.
Main contractor Winvic is undertaking a huge earthmoving operation to prepare the ground for the planned distribution structures. This involves a plant fleet of 65 vehicles moving approximately 105,000m³ of earth every week.
Four of the site’s planned steel-framed distribution centres are currently under construction. Severfield is fabricating, supplying and erecting three plots, while a fourth is being constructed by Caunton Engineering.
The three plots being erected by Severfield are all large portal-framed structures with their own office blocks. Plot One (pictured), being built for an online retailer requires 2,000t of structural steelwork for the main frame and a further 4,500t for the building’s two internal mezzanine levels.
Plot Two is the highest of the structures, reaching a maximum height of 35m for approximately one third of its overall length. The remainder of this building is 19m-high.
The third plot is the smallest of three Severfield distribution centres (46,451m²) and will be occupied by another online retailer.
Working on a design and build contract, Caunton Engineering has fabricated, supplied and erected 900t of hot and cold rolled steelwork for Plot 4. Measuring 244m × 69m and reaching a height of 12m, the unit will offer just over 11,000m² of floor space. This portal-framed structure will be occupied by Swiss-based transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel.