DSV Opens Doors to New Facilities in Leicestershire

Just 10 months after commencement on site, DSV is celebrating the practical completion of a 522,000 sq ft industrial facility and offices. The scheme – designed, constructed and partially fitted out by Winvic Construction Ltd during the pandemic – is located at the 238-acre Mercia Park in North West Leicestershire.

The plot comprises of three buildings and contains 104 dock levellers: a 358,000 sq ft steel-framed warehouse containing three mezzanine floors and two single-storey hub offices; a 112,000 sq ft cross-dock terminal; and a 35,660 sq ft three-storey office building.

The large stand-alone office building was designed and executed to meet DSV’s global standard with high spec fitted office spaces found within the warehouse buildings. The prominent design features to the main office include a glass lift, wood-panelled walls in an oak finish and a feature staircase. The external works package included 381,700 sq ft yard space plus car parking for 406 vehicles, and the programme contained all drainage, retaining wall, and hard and soft landscaping works.

Surinder Dubro, Managing Director in DSV commented: “We commissioned the project in September to construct a building in the heart of England to accommodate all three divisions of DSV. The main shared user warehouse facility operated by our DSV Solutions Division will provide logistics services for two existing platforms clients and will ensure both seasonal capacity and growth can be accommodated.

“The facility will also be fitted out with DSV Factory Fulfilment automation. This plug and play system will allow clients to enter an automated tote bin and grid system where robots pick the goods and deliver direct to the packing teams.”

This UK £2.5m DSV investment is one of six initial systems being installed in Europe with an initial investment of over £20m with more to come across the globe and is a clear strategy to ensure DSV delivers operational excellence.