Lineage Logistics completes northern superhub cold storage warehouse

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Temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage Logistics has today announced the completion of its Heywood Northern Superhub, in Manchester.

The upgraded warehouse will play a role in UK food distribution and consume 75% less energy than the European average as it features the latest technologies that maximise warehouse space utilisation.

The site is set to provide storage for major food manufacturing, service, and retail brands.

The warehouse measures at 425,000ft2 of space and 78,000 pallets across the site.

This is part of the three-phase expansion of Lineage’s original facility into a Northern Superhub, with prior phases adding 100,000ft2 of space and 28,000 pallets. The expanded facility became operational this year.

Tim Moran, Regional Vice President in the UK for Lineage Logistics said: “Recent months have seen the importance of the temperature-controlled sector in the economy highlighted and, as the country starts to re-open, we have seen demand rise to higher than pre-COVID levels.

“Lineage is continuing to meet customer demands with an ongoing national expansion programme, both nationally and across Europe, and the timely completion of the final phase at Heywood is very welcome.”

The Heywood site links a single-skin cold store to the traditional ‘box-in-box’ design, which ensures the integrity of the minus 30-degree temperature while maximising the internal area and pallet space capacity. State-of-the-art materials and mechanical systems ensure that strict carbon reduction targets are met. With energy management systems in place, the new facility will provide the company with 75% operational energy cost savings compared to the average energy consumption of similar facilities in Europe.

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