Gazeley delivered in May 2011 one of the biggest distribution centres in the UK to serve the requirements of B&Q in the South of England, an impressive 6 weeks ahead of schedule. The unit will comprise of a 74,010 m² (796,649 ft²) warehouse facility including main and despatch offices of 3,084m² (33,196 ft²) with areas for battery charge and secure storage.
A separate waste management facility of 1,486m² is included on site to discard packaging to be recycled, and a separate gatehouse for security will also be built.
This new facility receives manufactured goods from the UK and overseas through dock and doors on the west side of the building and will supply a number of retail stores with ambient temperatures through the east side of the building.
Gazeley is also carrying out off-site and on-site highway infrastructure including a new spine road to enable access for the entire estate development.
These highway improvements involve the reconfiguration of the Rat Trap, Honda North and Vickers roundabouts. They also include the creation of a dedicated bus lane and introduction of two
signal controlled pedestrian crossings on Highworth Road as well as improving the cycleway and footpaths on both Highworth and Kingsdown Road.