Due for completion in September this year, Eddie Stobart’s new site is located just 7 miles from Carlisle, the company’s home, on the A689, an arterial route into Newcastle.
This new 26-acre distribution centre is being purpose-built to house Stobart’s current customers Crown Packaging UK and EDF TLMP operations.
The site boasts 308,000 square feet of 14.5 metre high bay storage space serviced by 20 vehicle and trailer parking bays, with 9 level access doors and 2 dock levellers. Security is tight, with 24/7 guard cover supported by a full compliment of CCTV cameras, and access is secured to all but those carrying a fob.
Over the course of the build, which started in December 2014, more than 13,000 tonnes of hardcore, 1,200 tonnes of steel and 500 tonnes of tarmac will be used and 900 metres cubed of concrete will be poured.
The environment is always a key concern for Eddie Stobart, and the buildings at the new site have been designed to the BREEAM ‘Good’ rating, featuring VRF heating and cooling, heat recovery ventilation, BMS and LED lighting. BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings.