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Billington Structures to supply steel for Next mega shed

next150416Main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland has awarded Billington Structures the contract to supply 5,000t of steelwork for a mega-warehouse for Next in Doncaster.

The distribution centre at IDI Gazeley’s 115-acre G.Park Doncaster includes a four-storey office structure and link bridge.

The structural design includes the overall building being split into five separate zones which will ensure that the warehouse remains operational in the event of a fire in one of the compartments.

Stability bracing will also render the internal mezzanine floors independent of the main building, enabling them to accommodate a complex system of tracks for an automated handling system.

Billington CEO Mark Smith, said: ”The construction of a distribution warehouse on such a large scale involves a great deal of complex planning.

“The fact that Bowmer & Kirkland has once again chosen Billington Structures to provide the structural steelwork for one of their most significant and prestigious projects, and indeed clients in Next, is testament to Billington’s quality, reliability and performance.”

The project’s plans also include a conveyor link bridge from the north eastern corner of the building to principally serve for the transfer of stock from the existing Next warehouse, across Holme Wood Lane.

The 40 acre site will accommodate 394 car parking spaces, including 21 disabled spaces, which are to be located on the western part of the site. Twenty five covered parking spaces will also be provided, while 48 HGV parking spaces are to be provided to the northern side of the building bays within the dispatch yard, together with 15 trailer boxed parking spaces and 55 loading bays.

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