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Work begins on major Leicestershire distribution centre

Winvic Construction has been appointed to design, construct and partially fit out DSV’s new industrial facility at Mercia Park in North West Leicestershire.

The Winvic team started on site in late October and the project is due to reach practical completion at the end of August 2021. The company has appointed Caunton Engineering as it steelwork contractor.

The industrial scheme comprises three main buildings: a 33,200m² steel-framed warehouse containing three mezzanine floors and two single-storey hub offices; a 10,400m² cross-dock terminal containing a single-storey hub office, and a 3,300m² three-storey office building.

Winvic will be fitting out all of the office spaces to a high quality and the large stand-alone office building will meet DSV’s global design standard.

Prominent design features include a glass lift, wood panelled walls in an oak finish and a feature staircase. The external works package includes 35,400m² yard space plus car parking for 406 vehicles, and the programme contains all drainage, retaining wall and hard and soft landscaping works.

Winvic Construction Director, Rob Bull, said: “The project is slightly unusual for an industrial project as the facility comprises multiple buildings with multiple storeys. These will be erected simultaneously and our expert team is confident of meeting the programme as well as DSV’s high expectations.”

Brian Winther Almind, Executive Vice President, Group Property at DSV, added: “The new Mercia Park campus in North West Leicestershire is an important new site to DSV as it will become home to all three of our business units, DSV Roads, DSV Solutions and DSV Air and Sea. Our previous collaborations with Winvic have been extremely successful, so we’re looking forward to our ongoing partnership and the strengthening of our relationship through the construction of these modern and efficient facilities at Mercia Park.”

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