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DSV opens East Mids hub

[ November 5, 2021   //   ]

DSV has opened a new warehouse, cross-dock and office at Mercia Park in North West Leicestershire. The site includes a 358,000sq ft steel-framed warehouse containing three mezzanine floors and a 112,000sq ft cross-dock terminal, with 104 dock levellers.

The large stand-alone office building features a glass lift, wood-panelled walls and a feature staircase.

The £2.5m investment is one of six initial systems being installed in Europe with more to come across the globe.

The project has been designed and constructed in accordance with Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) standards.

Rainwater will be used to reduce consumption, power will be provided by solar and there will be high-performance LED lighting supported by motion sensors. As part of the Mercia Park site scheme beyond the site boundary, landscape buffers have been created with native woodland species, planting for wildlife habitat and wildflower buffers, roosting boxes for bats and nesting boxes for birds.

Managing director Surinder Dubro, said: “The main shared user warehouse facility operated by our DSV Solutions Division will provide logistics services for two existing platforms clients and will ensure both seasonal capacity and growth can be accommodated.  The facility will also be fitted out with DSV Factory Fulfilment automation. This plug and play system will allow clients to enter an automated tote bin and grid system where robots pick the goods and deliver direct to the packing teams.”