Billington Structures have signed an agreement with Bowmer & Kirkland to work on the construction of a circa 1 million sq ft distribution warehouse in Doncaster for Next, the major UK retailer.
This will include a four storey office structure and link bridge. The project is underway and is due for completion in August 2015.
Billington Structures is providing approx. 5,000 tonnes of structural steel for the project, including portal frames and stability bracing designed to split the warehouse into five separate compartments; this will ensure that the building remains operational in the event of a fire in one of the compartments. Stability bracing will also render the internal mezzanine floors independent of the main building, enabling them to accommodate a complex system of tracks for an automated handling system.
Mark Smith, CEO of Billington, commented:
“I am delighted that Billington has been awarded this contract with such a well-known and leading retailer.”
“The construction of a distribution warehouse on such a large scale involves a great deal of complex planning. The fact that Bowmer & Kirkland has once again chosen Billington Structures to provide the structural steelwork for one of their most significant and prestigious projects, and indeed clients in Next, is testament to Billington’s quality, reliability and performance.”