September 2020

SMR Architects are delighted that works on a 2 million sq.ft Automated Distribution Centre for our Client Operator in Durham has recently attained Practical Completion. The state-of the-art facility will create up to 1200 permanent jobs to support the local economy.

Containing 1.7m sq.ft of warehouse space over 4 floors, and over 300k sq.ft of Office and ancillary space, it becomes one of the largest distribution centres in the UK. The ground floor alone is the equivalent area of 7 premier league football pitches! The facility provides 58 dock doors, as well as 4 van docks and 2 level access doors. Sustainability was considered from the outset of the design, and the building has recently achieved the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ accreditation.

ISG were appointed as Main Contractor for the scheme, which was delivered on programme despite the disruptions caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.