Coldstore at the double
UK: Coldstore manufacturer ISD Solutions has completed a second coldstore facility for UK logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel.
Designed to provide additional capacity at Kuehne + Nagel’s Greenford site in north west London, the £635,000 contract involved the construction of a new coldstore building providing 3,860m² of floor space operating at a temperature of -25ºC.
Under the contract with lead contractor JJL Design and Build, ISD Solutions was responsible for the design and installation of the coldstore box and associated areas. These included loading docks together with a cage storage area and a battery re-charge space for forklift trucks. In total some 7,400m² of Kingspan KS1100CS panels were specified and installed to form the coldstore, together with 3,860m² of floor insulation. Union Industries Eiger coldstore traffic doors were also procured and installed as part of ISD’s package.
Nine bespoke coldstore specification personnel doors, viewing windows plus all associated thresholds and powder coated galvanised trims used for the installation were designed and manufactured at ISD Solutions’ factory in Gloucester.
With a tight construction programme, speed was a key factor for the installation team. ISD was able to complete the main installation inside a five week period, allowing the concrete floor to be poured a week before the Christmas 2016 shutdown so that it could cure over the holiday period. This enabled JJL Design and Build to complete and handover the new fully operational coldstore ahead of plan.
The project at Greenford follows a similar coldstore installation for the logistics company at Reading in Berkshire.