Hathaway completes cladding on distribution centre, as part of a new logistics park development in Corby.
Midlands Logistics is a brand new development that will encompass four distribution and logistics hubs. The park has been strategically located by the A14 in Corby, allowing access to both the East Coast Ports, and the Midlands/South East markets and neighbours a rail freight link. The development has the potential to accommodate approximately 5 million sq ft of logistics space, targeted to be complete by Autumn 2019.
After the initial groundwork was completed, the construction of the first phase started in September 2018. Hathaway were chosen by the main contractor to install the roofing system on the 844,000 sq ft building. The main contractor decided on a Euroclad Elite roof and cladding system specifying Zenon GRP rooflights.
Hambleside Danelaw supplied 10,500m² of triple skin site assembled Zenon GRP rooflights. The specification detail included a 25 year non-fragile assembly giving a 1.3W/m²K U-value.
Rooflights were over 14.5 metres long to meet the requirements of the curved roof design.
The challenges were mainly around the production and handling of the long lengths of rooflight sheets, and the logistics involved in coordinating deliveries to ‘back load’ with used pallets. Kim Killips, Zenon Sales Co-ordinator, was in regular contact with the Hathaway’s site management team to manage this and said ‘The Hathaway contracts team were very professional, working closely with Hambleside Danelaw to co-ordinate the return of used rooflight pallets from site. That helped to cut down on site waste, maximise transport use and also allowed the pallets to be re-used, keeping costs under control’.
Hathaway’s Operations team said, ‘The project team did a great job on Midland Logistics Phase 1. The build schedule was very tight and everyone pulled together to take it over the line. One for us all to be proud of. Hambleside Danelaw played their part and delivered exactly as agreed and on schedule, keeping us informed every step of the way.’ The next phase will consist of the same metal roof and cladding system, again specifying Zenon rooflights.
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