UMC Architects were appointed by Royal London Asset Management to undertake the detailed architectural design of the new parcel distribution hub which represented the latest development in DPD’s growing network of satellite distribution facilities across the UK.

The unit at Springfield Business Park, Chelmsford, is the first commission for UMC Architects with Royal London Asset Management and becomes the 8th ‘superhub’ scheme designed by the practice for the UK’s fastest-growing major parcel delivery company, having previously been involved with the delivery of units in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lincoln, Raunds and Swansea.

The new purpose built facility is fitted with state-of-the-art, fully automated sorting conveyers and has the capacity to handle 6,000 packages an hour.

UMC Architects supported Main Contractor Readie Construction through to completion in June 2020.