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Farrans tops out on £10m technically complex Wine Society warehouse in Hertfordshire


We have topped out on a £10m technically complex warehouse in Hertfordshire for our client, The Wine Society.

The design and build of the project is expected to complete in November 2022.

Using the latest in temperature moderating technology, this unique project has involved careful planning to accommodate requirements for a strictly controlled operational environment.

Constructing this building to seamlessly link into the existing live Warehouses 2 and 4 requires effective materials distribution. We have utilised our in-house expertise of laser scan point cloud technology to verify elements of the warehouse using the BIM models.

The building of Warehouse 5, the first extension to The Society’s cellar space since 2009, will increase its storage facilities from 7.6m bottles to 11.3m – up almost 50% – as it responds to significant growth in demand both now and in the future. It will also enable the organisation to further streamline its goods in and picking procedures to enhance its service to members.

Cathal Montague, regional director for Farrans Construction, said:

“We are making excellent progress on this new warehouse facility for the Wine Society, a project which is highly technical, complex and specialised for a delicate product. Strict temperature control technology and storage systems are being added which will support our client to provide high quality goods to its customers in an efficient way.

“The warehousing and logistics sector is very buoyant in the UK and we are pleased to be further growing our portfolio in this area. We are also on site in Keynsham Recycling Centre delivering a state-of-the-art two storey recycling centre for Bath & North East Somerset Council. The skills and innovative technology that we are using in both projects can be redeployed to support the developments of data centres, retail collection centres and ecommerce warehousing.”