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Tall shed nears completion

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A ridge height of almost 42.5m makes a new distribution centre in Northfleet, Kent, one of the tallest warehouse structures in the UK. The steelwork and top-out for the new 160,000 sq ft facility was completed in late summer last year and construction is now nearing completion.

Atlas Ward Structures has designed, fabricated and erected the 1,200t of structural steelwork on behalf of main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland.

Being constructed for client Kimberly Clark, the new warehouse will hold up to 30,000, 3m high, pallets in the high bay, with further low bay storage in a 12m high zone. Costing a total of £9.26M, the new distribution centre replaces a previous warehouse which was destroyed by fire.

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