‘Amazon-like’ warehouse set for Yeovil, Somerset

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A project management company has submitted detailed plans for build-to-suit warehouse with multi-storey van storage deck adjacent on the Seafire Park site in Yeovil, Somerset.

The configuration of the warehouse  and multi storey van storage deck on the 11.8 acre site, has only been used by Amazon in the UK so far.

Bristol-based project management company PMK Consult has put forward the proposals for the ‘purpose-built’ facility which will total 82,936ft2, split into a warehouse area of 60,978ft2 with 15m eaves and ancillary office area at first floor of 21,958ft2.

There will also be a 362 space van storage deck with ground and three levels of van storage decks. It is intended that facility could  support the electrification of the van fleet by allowing vans to be powered up when not in use. There will be eight HGV docking stations to the rear of the unit.

The planning officer at South Somerset Council have recommended approval for the scheme and note that site would effectively operate as a freight consolidation centre with HGVs providing goods from larger storage facilities and vans then distributing these goods to the local area.

Local drivers would arrive at the site by various means of transport, collect a van and leave the site to make deliveries. Once all deliveries have been made, drivers would return the vans to the site, collect their own vehicles (if they have driven to the site), or travel home by other means of transport.

A total of 121 staff parking spaces will be provided on site, including 62 electric vehicle charging points, along with 40 bicycle spaces and 13 motorcycle spaces.

PMK Consult has not confirmed which company will operate at the site nor how many new local jobs will be created.

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