Peel Ports project is ship-shape

19 October 2015
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McLaughlin & Harvey has completed a brand new bulk warehouse at the Port of Liverpool.

Situated quayside on Alexandra Dock, McLaughlin & Harvey was appointed as main contractor by Peel Ports Group in March 2015 to deliver the multi-million-pound storage facility within a 26 week programme.

The new 282,000sqft bulk warehouse is 375m long, the length of three and a half football pitches, and will be used for the handling and storage of bulk cargo at the port. The huge build consisted of over 5,500 piles, 11,000m3 of concrete and 1.35km of precast concrete walls.

Each unit within the warehouse has 10ft high concrete retaining walls, which will allow Peel Ports to make the most of the space, stacking tonnes of bulk storage the height of the building. With a peak height of 49ft, there is little restriction to the size of material which can be placed inside, or to the machinery which can be driven around the warehouse.

The warehouse was finished with 430,556sqft of single skin wall and roof cladding, retaining walls and is complemented with all associated services.

Andy Ferguson, Operations Manager at McLaughlin & Harvey said: “As a company we’re used to building warehouses, but this has been the biggest project, to this scale, we’ve built so far. It’s been a bit of a challenge with the tight 26 week programme, but as a leading port group, Peel Ports needed a high-quality storage facility which we delivered. It has been a rewarding project for myself and the team, while adding to McLaughlin & Harvey’s credentials as a leader in this sector.”