GO-AHEAD: New ‘Superhub’ green-lit
Yearsley Logistics will soon have their third ‘Superhub’ after receiving detailed planning permission to build a 150,000-pallet, 385,000sq/ft cold store in Peterborough.
The £65million development will be built in phases, with work commencing next year in the Great Haddon Employment Zone.
Successful planning permission follows Yearsley Logistics’ integration of the Hams Hall development late last year and the recently-opened Phase 5 extension at the Heywood head office.
The three ‘Superhubs’ together will service the whole of the UK with a consolidation service for manufacturers into retailers.
Yearsley Logistics’ new site will comprise part mobile rack and part automated crane cold store.
Automated crane stores require up to 30% less energy to operate due to their design, reduced door openings and minimal lighting requirements.
The whole of the new building will also be super-insulated, fitted with LED lighting and solar panels.
Harry Yearsley, Managing Director of Yearsley Logistics, said: “Several years ago we saw that the frozen industry was moving to shorter lead times.
“Our strategy to embrace this by investing in Superhubs in strategic locations, as well as implementing new systems and processes should comfortably deliver this and maintain our industry leading position.
“The Peterborough site is in the ideal location given its proximity to the A1 and A14 and we are extremely pleased to have received detailed planning permission.”