Davies Turner to build new distribution centre

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Freight forwarding and logistics company Davies Turner will start construction this autumn on a second multi-million pound regional distribution centre (RDC), doubling the size of its present capacity in Bristol, UK.

The company has planning consent for a 13,000 square metre logistics hub equipped with 18 metre high racking for pallet storage.

Looking to the future, the company has bought enough land at Central Park to develop a second warehouse on the same site of at least another 125,000 sq ft (11,650 sq m) as business expands again, following the pattern set at its other regional distribution centres over the last 25 years.

Davies Turner chairman, Philip Stephenson 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.

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

Completion of the purpose-built facility is scheduled for mid to late 2017,

This news comes a couple of months after Davies Turner started work on doubling the size of its freight and logistics hub at Cumbernauld in central Scotland.