DB Cargo UK, the rail freight operator, will be opening their new 70,000 sq ft warehouse called Wolverhampton Logistics Centre this autumn. The centre will increase the current capability of storing and handling steel coils by 1,944 coils, giving a total capacity of 3,325 coils, which is 40,000 tonnes of steel.
The coils are transported by the company via rail to the site and then distributed to manufacturers across the West Midlands to produce products such as white goods and cars. J F Finnegan is the Principal Contractor responsible for the design and construction of the Logistics Centre, as well as the coordinator of the installation of the new internal rail line.
“We are delighted to be working with DB Cargo UK and William Saunders (Employers Agent) on this project. Our extensive experience of working within the manufacturing and industrial sectors was fundamental in securing this scheme,” said Paul Ballantyne, Commercial Manager at J F Finnegan Limited.
Based in Sheffield, J F Finnegan Limited was established in 1945 and specialises in industrial, manufacturing, and retail schemes. The work on site commenced at the beginning of this month, while the steel frame is due for erection in late April with the completion of the scheme anticipated in autumn 2018.
DB Cargo UK started manufacturing in Wolverhampton back in 1966 and since then they have been making significant investments on site and creating job opportunities for the local community. It is the largest freight haulier in the UK and it operates freight and infrastructure services, as well as passenger charter trains throughout the country. It transports a multitude of freight, including intermodal containers, metals, coals, biomass and aggregates. By providing a full range of logistics, supply chain and associated services, customers can choose a single supplier to transport freight all around the UK, on time and with minimal environmental impact.