Yearsley gets go-ahead for Peterborough DC

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Yearsley Logistics has received detailed planning permission to build a 150,000 pallet cold store in Peterborough.
The £65million investment will provide a 385,000 sq ft part mobile rack and part automated crane cold store. It said that automated crane stores required up to 30 per cent less to operate due to their design, reduced door openings and minimal lighting requirements.
Peterborough is the third of Yearsley’s “superhubs”. It is planned to be built in phases, commencing in 2014 in the Great Haddon Employment Zone.
The planning permission follows on from the Yearsley Logistics’ integration of the Hams Hall development late last year and the recently opened Phase 5 extension at the Heywood head office. The 3 Superhubs together will service the whole of the UK with a consolidation service for manufacturers into retailers.
Managing Director Harry Yearsley said: “Several years ago we saw that the frozen industry was moving to shorter lead times. Our strategy to embrace this by investing in Superhubs in strategic locations, as well as implementing new systems and processes should comfortably deliver this and maintain our industry leading position.”

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