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Major distribution centre signals rail freight expansion

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Steelwork erection is progressing on the latest distribution centre within the extended Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT II).

More than 2,500t of structural steelwork is being supplied and erected by Caunton Engineering, working on behalf of main contractor VolkerFitzpatrick.

The distribution centre measures 400m long × 200m wide, which equates to 51 bays and six spans. The structure also features 3,700m² of mezzanine floor along one elevation, which is supported externally by the portal frame columns and internally by columns spaced around a 16m × 16m grid.

Caunton’s steelwork package also includes the erection of an adjacent three-storey 778 space car park.

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