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Huge distribution centre for Felixstowe port expansion

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Felixstowe_150514Main contractor McLaren Construction has been appointed to build Uniserve’s new 140,000m² distribution centre at the Port of Felixstowe.

Part of the port’s expansion programme and one of many steel-framed distribution centres planned for the port, the Uniserve facility will be 40m-high and consist of four-storeys, providing more than 150,000 racked pallet positions.

The centre will provide UK and European delivery and collection services for packets, parcels, pallets, part and full loads. Uniserve has designed a multi-user facility, which has been based around flexibility and efficiency that will operate multi-user and dedicated services to clients DC’s, stores and customers.

Phil Pringle, Managing Director, McLaren Construction – UK & UAE Managing Director Phil Pringle said: “McLaren is thrilled to have been awarded this major contract by Uniserve. We look forward to increasing our position in the distribution sector and bringing our expertise to bear on the delivery of what will be a high profile and state-of-the-art facility for Uniserve and a prominent development in Felixstowe.”

Uniserve Property Director, John Gandy commented, “We are delighted that McLaren are joining the team to deliver the first of our new breed of super DCs. They have an excellent track record of delivering high quality projects and we are looking forward to working with them on this exciting new facility.

Construction will begin this year.

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