Appointed directly by DPD UK, Winvic has delivered Hub 5 a new 39-acre superhub comprising of 276,500 sq ft main hub, 932,000 sq ft external yards, canteen/security unit, VMU and additional building; split into a tyre store, salt barn and garage.
At a glance
- Project value: £34.2 million
- Client: DPD UK
- Architect: BHA Architecture
- Engineer: Cameron Darroch & Associates
- Programme: 54 Weeks
This is the fifth parcel hub constructed by Winvic for DPD UK and when operational, the state-of-art parcel sortation facility will handle some 71,000 parcels an hour making it Europe’s largest automated parcel hub.
The main hub is 503 meters long and features 60,500 sq ft of split level mezzanine with some levels designed to support conveyor loads. The presence of the multi level conveyors meant it was not possible to support steel frame traditionally with columns. The Winvic design team and structural engineer developed a steel design with suspended mezzanine floors at different levels, supported from roof structure. Other aspects of the build included:
- Basement built in waterproof concrete
- Diversion of Soar Brook around main building with new drainage solution.
- Two tarmac roads 165m in total forming an entrance to the service yard and ring road around the main hub.
- 271 bespoke dock frames fitted with robust trailer leg plates and wheel guides
DPD Hub 5 is located on the new 82-acre Hinckley Park employment park adjacent to Junction 1 of the M69 in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Winvic was appointed by developer IM Properties to undertake the infrastructure and S278 works for the employment park as well as being awarded the contract to construct Unit 2, a new speculative 532,500 sq ft high bay distribution warehouse.
39-acre state-of-art parcel hub
271 dock doors
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