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Davies Turner Set to Double Warehousing and Distribution in Avonmouth

Davies Turner Set to Double Warehousing and Distribution in Avonmouth

A second multi-million pound regional distribution centre will be constructed in Avonmouth in Bristol this Autumn, as much as doubling the capacity of warehousing and distribution in the area.

International air freight and sea freight forwarding company Davies Turner will be leading the construction, after successfully purchasing a second freehold site in Bristol, with planning consent granted for a 140,000 sq ft (13,000 sq m) logistics hub equipped with 60ft (18m) high racking for pallet storage.

The new regional distribution centre will provide more than 250,000 sq ft of logistics warehousing combined with the existing premises in Bristol, plus multi-story mezzanines suitable for sortation, rework and the fulfillment services which the company’s increasing logistics services require in association with online retail business and e-commence.

Philip Stephenson, who is the chairman of Davies Turner, said, “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.”

The company has bought enough space at Central Park to look even further into developments for the future, with plans to develop a second warehouse on the same site in preparation which would extend business even further, and can even be designed for a specific customer allowing for a bespoke lay-out and specialist automation.

Mr Stephenson added, “Our Bristol location, which house our subsidiary Davies Turner Air Cargo, has had an outstanding success and expanded rapidly in co-operation with our European partners and in the wider world markets including North America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australasia.”

Nine years on from the completion of Davies Turner’s first major construction addition to its original freight forwarding and logistics branch in Bristol, this new purpose built facility is set to be completed for mid to late 2017 in what is an exciting investment for the area.

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