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Daventry shed checks out for Tesco

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Caunton Engineering has won the contract to design, supply and erect a new distribution warehouse at the DIRFT Logistics Park and rail freight terminal at Daventry, Northants, adjacent to Junction 18 of the M1. The five-span portal frame will encompass almost 70,000m² of warehouse space and 3,250m² of offices. Clear height is 19.5m and the structure uses 2,500t of steel. The warehouse has been pre-let to Tesco by a joint venture of British Land and Rosemound Developments which is developing 30ha of land at the site. The distribution centre is programmed to be operational by Christmas. Main contractor is John Sisk & Son and structural engineer is Sprigg Little Partnership.

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