Mega shed for retailer taking shape
A huge distribution warehouse for retailer T J Morris is being constructed at the Omega Business Park near Warrington.
The steel-framed structure is 448m-long and features a high-bay section, which encompasses 174m of the building’s overall length and reaches a height of 34m. The remainder of the warehouse (low bay) has a height of 22.5m.
Offering 77,100m2 of floor space, the entire structure is three spans wide, with a further span created by a lean-to.
Internal columns in the warehouse are arranged in a hit-and-miss configuration to avoid obstructing the facility’s mechanical handling equipment. The building also incorporates a two-storey office block.
Straddling the M62 motorway near to Junction 8, the Omega Business Park covers an area of 775 acres and is said to be the largest mixed-use development in the North West.
The T J Morris warehouse is expected to be completed by January 2025.