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Frames up for major South West logistics park

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Five steel industrial units have been erected by Billington Structures for the first phase of a multi-million pound business park in Avonmouth.

Located on a site known as More + Central Park, the project is a joint venture speculative development by Richardson Barberry, with Vinci as main contractor.

The five portal-framed structures vary in size, the largest measuring 76.5m-long × 64.2m-wide and formed by a series of 38.25m-long rafters arranged in pairs with a bolted splice connecting to a central ridge beam. The smallest is a 45m-long × 25m-wide single bay portal-framed structure.

All of the five units feature internal mezzanine floors and offices incorporated within their footprints. Billington has designed, fabricated and erected more than 580t of steel for the project.

Central Park already boasts several major occupiers including The Range, DHL, Amazon, Lidl, Farmfoods, Davies Turner and CHEP.

Barberry Development Director, Jonathan Robinson said: “This is a significant development of industrial/warehouse space that will create the size of warehouses and business units that local, regional and national occupiers have indicated are in short supply”.

“It will also complement the larger buildings at Central Park. The scheme will bring around 700 new jobs to Bristol and provide a boost in jobs for the construction sector.”

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