Lindum constructed a 59,250 sq ft distribution centre for international parcel delivery company, DPD.
Our client was land owner and developer Northminster Properties Ltd and the £10m project was completed on time and within budget.
The project was delivered to a tight deadline and our York-based team battled sluggish post Covid-19 lockdown supply chains by ordering materials long before they were required and agreeing storage with another occupier of the business park until materials were needed.
The finished depot features 30 level-access loading doors and 11 dock-level loading doors with space for 15 HGVs, 145 vans and 165 cars, including seven for disabled drivers, and 44 secure bicycle spaces. As well as serving York city centre, the new facility will cover an area bordered by Northallerton, Scarborough, Hull, Selby and Wetherby.
DPD required the new building after outgrowing its previous Clifton Moor premises. It relocated with 81 jobs but intends to take on 125 more people to meet growing demand for online shopping.
DPD group UK, head of property, Louise Ferguson, said: “Northminster assembled a first-rate team that has worked hard for a speedy completion, and we are delighted to move the team into a much bigger facility. Northminster Business Park is a great location for us, providing fast access to the city centre and all our main routes. The new site also means that we can expand the operation in York to meet the growing demand for DPD deliveries and carry on providing a fantastic service for both our shippers and parcel recipients.”
Northminster Properties managing director, George Burgess, said: “Lindum has done a fantastic job in managing complex supply chain issues and completing on schedule, overseen by our property consultants, LHL Group, York, which we were pleased to work alongside again.
“We are delighted to have worked with DPD, RTP RE York Ltd, and our wider team to complete such a prestigious development, enhance York as a business centre and contribute to cleaner air for local people and visitors.”