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Unit DC1 Sideway

Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Stephen George + Partners, working together with our client Prologis UK Ltd, have completed the 48,905 sqm industrial building which comprises ancillary offices, yard, car parking and gatehouse.

The warehouse is a cross dock facility and has a 15m haunch height and a ‘Cerberus’ roof (barrel vault style) with 15% roof lights. The building consists of a main warehouse volume built traditionally with portal frame sections, and clad in a metal built up cladding, two two-storey hub offices and a three-storey main office which is detached from the main portal framed warehouse, on a serviced plot which forms one plot of an industrial complex.

Separate vehicle access is provided for the Heavy Good Vehicles to a security fence protected yard, while staff cars/bikes/pedestrians access via an alternative vehicle control point.
The building provides 76 dock levellers, and 8 level access doors, fed off a purpose-designed 50m concrete yard to the west and 35m to the east. The yard is fenced and vehicle controlled via a dedicated gatehouse.

The detached main ancillary office element of the development provides a focal point to visitors arriving, making it easy for them to find their way around and creating a positive impression on arrival. The office have been designed to contribute towards improving the character and quality of the area.

The detached main office and two hub offices are separate in location with the main office providing an admin support area and the hub offices primarily providing support for the service yard works.

Both developments achieved BREEAM ‘Excellent’ ratings with the warehouse scoring 71.7% and the detached main office scoring 76.6%.

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