John Menzies plc subsidiary Menzies Distribution, which distributes magazines and newspapers daily to 21,500 customers daily, is taking a new distribution centre in York. The £1.5M project, by Totty Building Services (TBS), involves converting an existing building on the Clifton Moor Industrial Estate.
TBS will strip out the former warehouse to its shell and completely refurbish the unit, with work scheduled for completion by the end of February 2006. The internal layout of the existing structure will be reconfigured, with TBS constructing a steel-frame mezzanine floor with two-storey office accommodation, accessible by a new lift installation.
Minor repair work will be carried out on the building’s façade to repair damaged cladding panels and the contractor will install a state-of-the-art CCTV and alarm system.
The project also involves significant external works, with TBS forming a new access road to the warehouse and creating a large concrete hard standing area to accommodate delivery vehicles.