Forwarding, Freight News

Davies Turner doubles up in Bristol

[ June 20, 2016   //   ]

Davies Turner is to start construction of a second regional distribution centre and will double the size of its present capacity in Avonmouth, Bristol.
The forwarder has planning consent for a 140,000 sq ft (13,000 sq m) logistics hub equipped with 60 ft (18 m) high racking for pallet storage.

It has bought enough land at Central Park to develop a second warehouse on the same site of at least another 125,000 sq ft (11,650 sq m). Phased construction allows subsequent buildings to be tailor-made for specific customers, Davies Turner points out.

Moreover, said Davies Turner chairman, “Prime locations and affordable sites of this quality are becoming very difficult to find anywhere in the UK. We have acquired the 12-acre (5 hectare) freehold site, which is part of the Central Park development adjacent to the proposed new M49 junction, from Delta Properties. We were attracted by the strategic location where the M4 and M5 intersect close to the Severn River crossings and the business park is even rail-connected.
Completion of the new purpose-built facility is scheduled for mid to late 2017, nine years after Davies Turner completed the construction of the first major addition to its original freight forwarding and logistics branch at Bristol.