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DIY chain expands its distribution centre

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A 227,000sq ft extension to Focus DIY’s distribution centre in Tamworth, Staffordshire, is well on the way to completion for November this year. The company is investing £14M in expanding its existing centre to a total of 557,000sq ft.

The structure consists of four 30m span portals over 32 bays at 5.25m centres. A three-storey steel framed transport office suite is included within the interior eaves height of 10.5m.

The centre is being expanded to allow Focus DIY to supply more of its stores centrally, reducing the number of deliveries from suppliers to individual stores. The expansion will create over 100 new jobs.

The new floor area will be served by 25 dock levellers and three scissor lifts.

Main contractor is McLaren Construction, White Young Green is structural engineer and steelwork contractor is Frank H Dale.

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