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B&Q Distribution Centre finishes ahead of schedule

Developer Gazeley has finished work on B&Q's massive £70m logistics distribution centre on its G.Park Swindon scheme at South Marston six weeks ahead of schedule.

The 796,649 sq ft purpose-built warehouse – one of the largest in the South West – has been completed in just 32 weeks. It has been handed over to the DIY giant and will now be fitted out. When operational next year it will employ 550 people and supply all B&Q's DIY and home stores across the South of England.

The warehouse is the first on G.Park Swindon, which can also accommodate further bespoke buildings up to 40,400 sq m (435, 000 sq ft). As part of the project, Gazeley has worked closely with Swindon Borough Council to improve the local road network as well as contributing £150,000 for local art and £700,000 for the Great Western Community Forest.

Gazeley senior vice president Nigel Godfrey said: “This project has been a key development for Gazeley and to complete something of this size so far ahead of our commitment to our customer is a huge achievement. B&Q is naturally delighted and I believe this further cements our position as the industry’s leading build-to-suit developer.

Source : Robert Buckland - Swindon Business News

20 May 2011
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