Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Kellogg warehouse ahead of schedule

The construction and fit-out of a new 30,700sq m warehouse for cereals manufacturer Kelloggs has been in just 29 weeks – four weeks ahead of schedule. The development, on Electric Park Trafford Park, Manchester, was project managed by sbh.uk working in conjunction with main contractor Norwest Holst Construction and selected specialist contractors.

The project saw operational fit-out start about six weeks before practical completion to ensure the building would be operational as soon as possible.

Set on a 14 acre site, the Kelloggs warehouse can accommodate 32,000 pallets on four pallet levels, each with the extra height required to take light but bulky breakfast cereals packs. The cereals and snacks arrive from three UK plants.

Some 24 dock levellers and loading doors feature at the site along with two level access doors and four automatic loading doors for factory intake. A two-storey office block features along with a separate loading bank office, gatehouse and space for nearly 140 cars and 78 lorries.

Sbh.uk says a rail canopy and private sidings are planned and the building design also allows for connection to the nearby rail freight terminal.

Kelloggs’ Mark Hamilton says: “Completing a 30,700sq m warehouse ready to store product in only 29 weeks after site works started is a tremendous achievement and testament to the abilities, dedication and cooperation of everyone involved in the project.”