TOWERING ABOVE THE WISBECH LANDSCAPE, THE COLD STORE THAT WILL CREATE 130 JOBS

PUBLISHED: 17:01 15 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:06 02 June 2010

new building in Wisbech

new building in Wisbech

DUTCH based Partner Logistics are back on track to complete their £8.7 million, 20,500 square metre cold store in Wisbech that will create 130 jobs. The Boleness Road site, sold to the company by Fenland District Council, sprawls an eight site off the A47

new building in Wisbech

DUTCH based Partner Logistics are back on track to complete their £8.7 million, 20,500 square metre cold store in Wisbech that will create 130 jobs.

The Boleness Road site, sold to the company by Fenland District Council, sprawls an eight site off the A47 and the contract was started originally by Wrekin Construction before it went into administration.

Storage capacity at the new plant is now 77,000 pallets having been increased by 14,000 pallets during the planning stage. It will store and distribute frozen food which will be delivered to one of three 'goods in' docks.

From this point the pallets are automatically transported by conveyor and robotic cranes to a storage slot ready for onward distribution.

Partner Logistics have included a three storey office block within the complex and plan a seven day a week, 24 hour a day operation.

Their new cold store measures from 160 metres long, and is 90 metres wide.

Fenland District Council said it was impossible to screen the building given the height.

"Whilst the building will create a dominant impact, it is considered that the economic benefits far outweigh the visual impact on the locality," said a planning department spokesman.


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