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Design a 100,000sqft stateoftheart, high bay warehouse facility that includes an automated racking system, employee and haulage drivers welfare facilities as well as integrated office space. Join existing production building to the new facility and facilitate forklift truck use on the first floor 


  • Location: Melton Mowbray 
  • Sector: Commercial Industrial 
  • Client: Asfordby Storage & Haulage 

100,000sqft state-of-the-art, high bay warehouse facility with integrated office space.

Project - Asfordby Storage


The warehouse is located on edge of town on green belt land and required careful consideration from the local planners. The client had very specific requirements to enable efficient movement of products from the existing site to the new site, with heavy machinery and vehicles to be used on the new first floor. 


Full visual impact assessments were required, and a mitigation strategy agreed for soft landscaping and earth bunding (mounding) and strategic planting of trees to obscure the building. 

We engineered an impressive 30m clear span conveyor belt bridge to move products from one site to another whilst allowing HGV delivery traffic to flow below. The sheer size of this component created issues of delivery to site due to the semi-rural location; many parts required assembly and welding on site. 

Bespoke steel engineering was required to enable an open expanse on the ground floor that housed the unmanned robotic warehouse whilst holding the weight of forklift activity in the packaging department above.  

HSSP is proud to have played a lead role in coordinating and managing the complex process of building this well-engineered, large structure in a semi-rural location.  

Project - Asfordby Storage


  • Architects: HSSP
  • Project Manager & QS: Gelder and Kitchen LLP
  • Engineers: Alan Wood & Partners 
  • Principle Contractor: Bespoke procurement routemanagement contracting 
  • Clients Agent: Gelder and Kitchen LLP