£39m distribution hub for B&M Retail

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Work has begun on B&M Retail’s 1,000,000 sq ft regional distribution hub facility in Wixams, Bedford worth £39 million.

The warehouse is to be 21.5m high and comprise of warehousing and distribution facilities, including temperature-controlled zones for chilled and frozen goods, offices, recycling and ancillary areas. There will be also be a refuelling area, maintenance area for vehicles and gatehouse.

The distribution centre is due to be completed in 2019 and will be built by Kier Construction Central.

“The finished distribution hub will create around a thousand new jobs and we’ll also be supporting employment growth in the local area throughout the build,” said Mark Pausey, managing director of Kier.

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