Samworth Brothers, Leicester Distribution Park

Winvic was appointed by BNP Paribas Securities Services to construct a new chilled food production/ storage warehouse for end-user Samworth Brothers in Leicester. The 155,000 sq ft facility situated on a 16.8 acre site provides a new temperature controlled storage and distribution facility that also includes a three storey 30,000 sq ft fully fitted out office area.

At a glance

  • Project value: £20.5 million
  • Client: BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • Architect: UMC
  • Engineer: BWB Consulting Ltd
  • Programme: 42 weeks
  • Completion: June 2018

More than just a shed, the internal warehouse contains 10 separate chambers to accommodate the various temperature controlled areas ranging 1,000 to 20,000 sqft for 3 blast freezers that can operate at temperatures as low as -34 degrees and chilled chambers maintained at 2 degrees among others.

The warehouse temperature controlled chambers were fully operational and temperature draw down complete 6 weeks prior to contract completion to allow early access for the end user to commence their final operational fit-out works coordinated with the remaining base build works.


Other key features of the project include;

  • ‘Box in a Box’ chamber construction using hygienic Kingspan Polyisocyanurate Core panels, 220mm thick, 13m in height
  • Glycol under slab heating controlled by heat re-generation from compressor units
  • Cast in rail system within the freezer chambers to accommodate internal mobile racking system
  • Fully fitted out plant room to house the compressors, ammonia plant, pumps and condensers
  • 49 dock levellers across both sides of the unit
  • On site canteen with full catering facilities
  • On site Vehicle Maintenance Unit complete with VOSA compliant MOT testing facilities
  • Fuel island, vehicle wash and weigh bridge
  • Parking for 195 cars
  • Service yard area to accommodate 138 HGVs and 44 tractor units
  • 155,000 sq ft temperature controlled storage and distribution facility

  • 30,000 sq ft three storey office

  • 42 week programme

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