Cladding and Flooring Completed at Hemisphere's Landmark Site

Posted on 2nd May 2024

Cladding and Flooring Completed at Hemisphere's Landmark Site
Cladding and Flooring Completed at Hemisphere's Landmark Site

Significant progress has been made at Hemisphere Freight Services’ landmark development in Suffolk, where cladding is already up, flooring poured and racking is in full flow.

Curzon De Vere Limited, the build partner for Hemisphere Freight Service’s cutting-edge multi-million-pound warehouse at Suffolk Port One Logistics Park, is advancing the construction of the 243,511 sq ft facility.

The warehouse facility, situated just 20 minutes away from the Port of Felixstowe, is part of East Anglia’s inaugural carbon-neutral logistics park.

"This significant step forward not only marks the realisation of our cutting-edge facility at Suffolk Port One Logistics Park but is also a testament to our unwavering commitment to reducing carbon in the supply chain."

Positioned strategically along the A14, the main arterial route for the region, it connects the Port of Felixstowe and other East Coastal Ports to major onward routes via the A14, M25, and M1.

The new build will enable Hemisphere Freight Service to provide 35,536 racked pallet locations, which stack nine levels high for optimal fulfillment services.

These locations will be combined with an additional 8,000 bulk-loaded pallets on floors and mezzanines, perfect for VAS services such as kitting, barcoding, and quality control.

The warehouse will provide Hemisphere Freight Service with eight dock levellers, three of which are suitable for double-deck trailers. It will also have one 7.5-tonne hydraulic lift for cargo and people to access the mezzanines.

Alongside this, it will have 59 car parking spaces, EV charging for 12 vehicles and triple-story offices spanning 6,600 sq ft.

Port One Logistics Park also features industry-leading initiatives such as 80+ acres of roofing PV solar panels, which will supply the warehouse needs for high-speed car charging, office lighting and fork truck operation.

The team are also working hard to secure BRCGS, ORGANIC and TAPA FSR certifications for the site.

Racking is currently being installed, the 10,000 pallet spaces are due to be handed over in around a week's time.

Louis Perrin, Director at Hemisphere, said: "We are pleased to see the progress on this important development – it's truly exciting to see our vision taking shape."

He continues: "We're eager to embark on this journey and can't wait to get the facility open. As a further celebration of our achievements, we plan to open our doors later in the summer for facility tours and various engaging activities, providing a firsthand look at the strides we're making towards a sustainable future in logistics."

Matt Slater from Curzon De Vere added: “It is exciting to see construction now taking shape at this site and we are proud to be working with Hemisphere Freight Service on this landmark project for them.”

The deal is the largest purchase by an independent company at the Port One development and responds to the need for efficient warehousing space nationally in a highly competitive and advancing industry.

Hemisphere Freight Services already runs a highly popular warehousing service from several sites across the country, including Felixstowe, Ipswich, Liverpool and London Heathrow.