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Sheds aid Dunstable regeneration

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Atlas Ward Structures is currently working on a regeneration scheme in Dunstable located at the former site of the Bedford Truck manufacturing plant.

Working on behalf of main contractor Fitzpatrick and client ProLogis Developments, the company is supplying and erecting more than 2,500t of steelwork for the construction of two distribution sheds.

The sheds at ProLogis Park Dunstable are being built on a speculative basis, and offer 49,796m² and 22,250m² of floorspace respectively.

“We have already had significant interest in the development, so we are pleased that we can move ahead with construction work, which will be completed by the middle of this year,” Paul Weston, First Vice President of ProLogis said.

Peter Church, Atlas Ward Project Manager said the larger shed has nine spans, is 22 bays long and features 69 docking bays for trucks, while the other shed features four spans and 22 bays.

“Both units have 29m-long spans and we typically used 686mm and 533mm beams,” Mr Church said.

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