Steel firm SCH Site Services is helping major logistics company Stiller to expand once more with the development of a £750,000 warehouse.
Based on Aycliffe Business Park, Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is in the process of building a new 40,000 sq ft warehouse for its rapidly expanding list of customers.
The latest development will stand at 10 metres tall and will have the capacity to store a further 6,000 pallets for the family run business. The scheme will support dozens of local jobs during its construction.
Darlington bases ADG Architects will manage the project with civil engineering support from Durham based firm BDN.
Hall Construction is its main contractor, based nearby at Rushyford, which awarded Aycliffe based SCH a project to fabricate and erect its frame using 90 tonnes of steel.
CH, which has previously worked with Hall Construction on the refurbishment of buildings at PD Ports on Teesside, completed the steel fabrication and erection of the frame within eight weeks, and the warehouse is expected to be fully completed in the New Year.
SCH managing director Gary Finley said: “We’re delighted to have worked on a project so close to us in Newton Aycliffe which is supporting several local employers.
“We fabricated the steel in-house at our facility just around the corner from Stiller’s site and erected it on site.
“The extension had to join an existing warehouse which made it a little more complex than a stand- alone shed and we also had to design the end connections for the structure, but we’re pleased we’ve been able to work with one of our neighbours in enabling their ambitious plans for future growth.”
The new warehouse will take Stiller’s recent investments in equipment, people and property to more than £6.4 million in the last three years.