Working in conjunction with Leidos and Kuehne+Nagel, Knight Webb have confirmed their appointment as employers agent and project managers on the development of two new build warehouse and logistic centres with a combined size of over 850,000 sq ft under construction for The Ministry of Defence at a site in Donnington, near Telford, Shropshire
The state of the art 850,000 sq ft centre will store food, clothing, general and medical supplies and bring the military’s logistics, commodities and support services up to the standard of industry best practice.
It will also deliver more efficient and effective processes across the supply chain through better storage and streamlined distribution, enhancing the level of support provided to UK Armed Forces.
The Defence Fulfilment Centre (DFC), to be run by Leidos, will take around one year to build and comprise two warehouses covering an area equivalent to the same size as 14 football pitches. Construction started at the beginning of October. McLaren have been appointed as Main Contractor.
Speaking about the announcement, Paul Knight, Director Knight Webb said: “This project represents one of the largest and most important logistic centre developments currently under development in the UK and one of the stand-out instructions received in recent years by Knight Webb.
We are proud to have been appointed as employers agent, cost consultants and project managers and look forward to working together with Team Leidos, Mclaren and Kuehne+Nagel to deliver the new development according to the MoD’s specific operational requirements to go live later in 2016”
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