Panattoni, Europe’s largest developer of logistics property, has completed the second stage of its development at Borehamwood.
Phase 2 of Panattoni Park Borehamwood 159 is 159,000 sq ft, being situated inside the M25 and just 2 miles from the nearest junction. Borehamwood 159 is also located outside the low emission zone and the London Lorry Control Scheme.
Rated BREEAM ‘Very Good’, the built-to-suit logistics space features 15m clear internal height compared to the typical 10m internal height allocation in London and 43 HGV parking spaces. Hörmann UK supplied full loading bays with safety and operational equipment including dock buffers, dock lights and traffic lights, plus sectional level access doors and fire exit doorsets.
The installation consists of a total of 20 loading bays and six level access bays, with the loading bays comprising Hörmann SPU F42 sectional doors with HTL-2 dock levellers, featuring a one metre telescopic lip which provides an optimal range loading platform. This enables precise bridging for a variety of vehicle types and, says Hörmann, a guarantee of fast, efficient, and most importantly safe loading and unloading.
Eighteen ‘single bay’ and 2 DSS-G ‘double/euro bay’ dock shelters have been installed to provide protection from the elements for both operatives and goods, helping to reduce heat loss during loading and unloading operations.
Other elements of the Hörmann UK loading system include reinforced Dock Bumpers, which are constructed from recycled tyre rubber with 15mm-thick steel faceplates. The buffers are designed to minimise any potential damage to the bay in the event of a vehicle making direct contact with the building. Traffic lights and dock lights complete the loading bays offering the highest standards in safety and operational efficiency during the docking and loading processes.
With the Panattoni site achieving an impressive EPC A rating, each loading and level access bay has been fitted with a robust Hörmann sectional door featuring double glazed vision panels, providing excellent thermal insulation with an impressive overall U-value of between 1.1 and 1.3 Wm2.K. Stucco textured profiles deliver a durable and resilient finish to withstand the external elements, while rubber draught seals to the edges of the leveller’s help support the minimisation of heat loss during loading and unloading operations.
The provision of 11 STU steel fire exit doorsets, installed through the warehouse and offices, completes an impressive range of products supplied by Hörmann UK, all chosen for their quality construction and the impressive service offered by the company.