Panattoni expands Crewe site with Hörmann

19th January 2022

Logistics BusinessPanattoni expands Crewe site with Hörmann

Following the successful completion and occupation of Crewe 240, Panattoni – Europe’s largest developer of logistics property – has further expanded the Crewe site with the development of Crewe 305, a second warehouse that will provide 305,000 sq ft of built-to-suit logistics space.

Occupying a prime position, Crewe 305 is situated next to the West Coast Mainline and just five minutes off Junction 16 of the M6, offering rapid access to both the Northwest and Midlands markets. The area is also set to become a major hub for HS2, bringing investment and expanding the location’s high-speed connections.

Rated BREEAM ‘Very Good’, the built-to-suit logistics space includes a three-storey office, 15m clear internal height, and 49 HGV parking spaces. Hörmann UK has 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 27 loading bays consist of Hörmann SPU F42 sectional doors with HTL-2 dock levellers, featuring a 1m telescopic lip which provides an optimal range loading platform. This enables precise bridging for a variety of vehicle types and a guarantee of fast, efficient, and most importantly safe loading and unloading.

23 ‘single bay’ and four 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 levellers help minimise heat loss during loading and unloading operations.

The provision of 14 D65 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.

Phil Thorpe, Industrial Division Manager at Hörmann UK, said: “Panattoni Crewe 240 was a landmark logistics development for the North-West and we are now extremely proud to be part of such a significant development with the completion of Panattoni Crewe 305.

“All of our loading solutions are designed to deliver unbeatable levels of safety and functionality, together with excellent thermal properties.  At Hörmann, we are committed to providing Panattoni’s clients with first-class solutions and service to help streamline their business needs and processes.”