Lineage Logistics expands Heywood Northern Superhub warehouse
The upgraded warehouse will play a key role in UK food distribution
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Lineage Logistics, provider of innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions, has announced the completion of the expansion of its Heywood Northern Superhub, making Manchester home to the UK’s most advanced cold storage facility. The upgraded warehouse will play a key role in UK food distribution and consume 75 per cent less energy than the European average as it features the latest technologies that maximise warehouse space utilisation.
The cold storage facility will provide storage for major food manufacturing, service and retail brands, cementing Manchester’s role as a distribution hub for food products in the UK. Following the 12-month expansion, the facility will boast 425,000 sq ft of space and a total of 78,000 pallets across the site on Hareshill Road. This is part of the three-phase expansion of Lineage’s original facility into a Northern Superhub, with prior phases adding 100,000 sq ft of space and 28,000 pallets. The expanded facility became operational during the summer.
The Heywood site links an innovative single-skin cold store to the traditional ‘box-in-box’ design, ensuring the integrity of the minus 30-degree temperature while maximising the internal area and pallet space capacity. State-of-the-art materials and mechanical systems ensure that strict carbon reduction targets are met. With energy management systems in place, the new facility will provide Lineage with 75 per cent operational energy cost savings compared to the average energy consumption of similar facilities in Europe.
Lineage focusses on temperature-controlled loading areas, insulation, fast-closing door seals and the management of construction work alongside the existing operational chamber.