Coldstore and composite panel specialist ISD Solutions continues its close relationship with lead contractor JJL Design and Build with the completion of a second coldstore facility for Kuehne + Nagel, the UK’s market leading logistics provider.
Designed to provide additional capacity at Kuehne + Nagel’s Greenford site in north west London, the £635,000 contract involved the construction of a new coldstore building providing 3,860 sq m of floor space operating at a temperature of minus 25 degrees.
Under the contract ISD Solutions was responsible for the design and installation of the coldstore box and associated areas. These included loading docks together with a cage storage area and a battery re-charge space for forklift trucks.
In total some 7,400 sq m of Kingspan KS1100CS panels were specified and installed to form the coldstore, together with 3,860 sq m of floor insulation. Union Industries Eiger coldstore traffic doors were also procured and installed as part of ISD’s package.
Nine bespoke coldstore specification personnel doors, viewing windows plus all associated thresholds and powder coated galvanised trims used for the installation were designed and manufactured at ISD Solutions’ modern manufacturing facility in Gloucester.
With a tight construction programme, speed was a key factor for the installation team. ISD was able to complete the main installation inside a five week period, allowing the concrete floor to be poured a week before the Christmas 2016 shutdown so that it could cure over the holiday period. This enabled lead contractor JJL Design and Build to complete and handover the new fully operational coldstore ahead of plan.
Richard Bowden, Director Cold Stores and Special Projects said: “Meeting the tight construction schedule for this complex four month coldstore construction project was a prerequisite requirement. The combination of our strong supplier relationships together with in-house design and manufacturing ensured we could deliver on time and in budget. We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with JJL Design and Build and leading logistics companies like Kuehne + Nagel.”
Handed over to Kuehne + Nagel earlier this year, the project at Greenford follows a similar coldstore installation for the logistics company at Reading in Berkshire.