UMC Architects were engaged by Winvic Construction, to assist with the detailed design of the bespoke temperature controlled logistics facility, located at Berth 45, Port of Tilbury; a flagship development for the Occupier NFT Distribution enabling fast and efficient importation of fresh produce.
The new facility incorporates chilled produce chambers for imported foodstuffs including pineapples, melons, banana’s grapes and oranges as soon as they arrive by sea-freight. The chilled warehouse area of 219,000sqft is served by 25 dock levellers and 1 level access door. Ancillary mezzanine offices of 17,000sqft are located over the loading areas, to the storage volume and site density. The facility which processes over 5,000 pallets per week was handed over on time and within budget in July 2016.