Galaxy Distribution Centre, Matalan, Knowsley
The Galaxy Distribution Centre was originally commissioned circa 2010 as a speculative industrial unit of 550,000 sq ft, with the facility to extend in the future.
In 2013 as part of a major redevelopment of the site and adjacent land, the building was extended to provide a new ‘Major Logistics’ facility for fashion retailer Matalan, with the adjacent site becoming the new home for their corporate headquarters.
Hannan Associates were engaged to provide Building Services Engineering & Utilities Infrastructure consultancy services for the extensions and alterations, to accommodate the specialist fitting out of the new warehouse facility and to alter and adjust the infrastructure of the building to accommodate the fitting out.
The original building was extended to provide an additional 150,000sq ft of storage space, as well as transport offices, servicing, a new Gatehouse, and ‘off site’ highways infra-structure works.
An extended Amenity Building was created to incorporate offices, training suites, canteen and changing rooms.
The warehouse included a new automated single picking system and storage facility.
2014 Knowlsey Business & Regeneration Awards – Regeneration Partnership of the Year