Knight Webb announce confirmation of new project instruction by Blackstone

Knight Webb Confirm New Project Instruction by Blackstone

Knight Webb announce confirmation of new project instruction by Blackstone

Knight Webb are pleased to announce the appointment as project Managers, Cost Consultant’s and Employer’s Agent for leading Industrial Investor and Developer Blackstone Logicor and Asset Managers Anglesea Capital for the management and delivery two building extensions of 75,000 and 65,000 sq ft respectively for fast expanding online retailer ASOS’s existing 550,000 sq ft central distribution unit in Houghton Main near Barnsley.

Once completed the extensions will deliver a new, overall distribution and warehouse facility totalling 690,000 sq ft and represent one of the largest distribution and warehouse facilities currently located in the North East of the UK.

Both extensions will be 19 metre high to underside of haunch.  The works will also include modification of the existing service yards together with an extension to the main car park.

Working closely with Development Managers Evander Properties and in close liaison with ASOS, Knight Webb worked up detailed proposals which were carefully designed to minimise the impact of the construction on the retailer’s ongoing daily distribution operations.

This includes strengthening works required to the existing structure to accommodate additional snow loading from the higher extension.  The works have been planned to be undertaken out ‘out of hours’ and in a carefully planned manner in order to minimise disruption.

The works will commence on site on 17th June 2013 and expected to complete with PC on 13th December 2013. Buckingham Contracting are the Main Contractor.