Safety equipment supplier Arco is adding 20,439 sq m of additional space at its distribution centre in Hull as part of a £25 million investment in the site.
The extension, which is being built by Clugston, will double Arco’s capacity. It will link to the existing building and optimise available space, with 19m internal height storage capacity and the ability to store around 40, 000 pallets.
The new centre could potentially create up to 200 new jobs in the Hull area.
The build is part of Arco’s £55 million investment initiative to support its growth plans. Arco non-exec chairman Thomas Martin said: “Because of our natural connection to the area, we are dedicated to driving the local economy, which is why I’m delighted to start the build of the new National Distribution Centre. As a company we have been investing heavily in both the area and the sustainability of the businesses to ensure its growth continues in the future.”
Bases on materials by Maria Highland