The 50,000 sq ft unit at Central Park is now being fitted out for use as a pallet repair and distribution facility by CHEP UK, to service its south west based customers. The external yard is capable of storing over 280,000 pallets.
CHEP is the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, providing managed unit load solutions across business supply chains in many industries and in more than 50 countries. Its solutions are based on returnable and reusable pooled equipment, helping businesses to store, protect and move their products through the supply chain in a cost effective, safe and environmentally sound way.
GVA managed the fast track construction of the unit, on behalf of site owners Portland Estates, and Goodman UK Logistics. Winvic Construction were the appointed contractors.
James Stanger, building director at GVA says, “We completed this construction in just 30 weeks. We had the challenges of the winter weather, but I’m delighted all has been completed on time and within budget. Since this is the first unit to be built on phase one of the site, our role incorporated managing mains service connections as well as construction of new access roads, footpaths and cycleways all to highway adoptable standards.”
Kelvin Galvin, of pallet company CHEP UK, says, “We are looking forward to moving into our south west facility once fit-out is complete. Central Park is a landmark scheme and puts us in the heart of this vibrant, business focussed region.”
Situated adjacent to the M49 , the 640 acre Central Park is the south west’s largest distribution park, and has the potential for a further four million square feet of new space to be built.