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TJ Morris, also known as Home Bargains, the fast growing retailer of discounted branded goods is constructing a major extension to its distribution centre in Liverpool.

The company has plans for a further 300 UK stores, predominantly in the North and the Midlands. To aid this growth an enlarged distribution centre is needed and Caunton Engineering has supplied and erected 1,500t of structural steel for the project.

The main building consists of a central warehouse which is 116m long and includes four 28.5m spans and a 32m height to the eaves. On either side of the main building there are two ancillary structures, one a 12m high x 27m single span unit and the other a 12m high x twin 22m span portal unit.

The depot also includes a 20m span x 80m long loading canopy, while the project also consists of a new training centre, a vehicle maintenance unit and a transport office and gatehouse.

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