Materials Handing & Warehousing

Case Study: Loading Bay Technology at High-Spec Business Park

13th December 2018

Located on the outskirts of Solihull (UK Midlands), Blythe Valley Park is an established 2 million square feet master planned campus for businesses and employees, with over 122 acres of beautiful parkland. The park has 500,000 sq ft left to be developed, and the latest project to complete was a campus of five high specification industrial / distribution units.

The award winning developer, IM Properties, invested over £26 million in the new ‘Connexion’ scheme and needed to source the right suppliers to work on the high-quality project. The brand-new campus of units range from 30,000 sq ft to 56,500 sq ft, with two units already let to Gymshark and Hofer Powertrain products. So, when it came to selecting a professional manufacturer, leading door supplier Hörmann UK was the partner of choice.

Understanding the requirements of large warehouses and distribution centres, Hörmann was able to provide the site with products from their award-winning range of loading bay technology. As a result, the business supplied and fitted 13 dock bays, 11 level access doors and 29 fire escape doors.

With the ability to customise requirements to suit clients’ needs, Hörmann worked closely with IM Properties project delivery team to tailor a solution suitable for them. This led the company to ensure four of the dock bays were adapted for double deck bays and the level access doors were also fitted out with full panoramic vision windows.

In addition to the Blythe Valley Park project, Hörmann also has a number of other large-scale projects planned for the next couple of years, including some large loading houses for ambient, chill and freezer distribution projects, which are very becoming increasingly popular.