Winvic contracted to construct DSV industrial facility

Winvic, a construction services company, has been contracted by DSV to design, construct, and partially fit out a new industrial facility at Mercia Park in Leicestershire.

The site comprises a 358,000 sq ft steel-framed warehouse that contains three mezzanine floors and two offices totalling 4,360 sq ft, a 112,000 sq ft cross-dock terminal with a 7,050 sq ft office hub, and a 35,660 sq ft three-story office building.

Winvic will be installing a glass lift, wood-panelled walls, and a feature staircase to ensure the office building meets DSV’s global design standards.

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Also included in the scheme is a 381,000 sq ft yard and car parking for 406 vehicles.

Brian Winther Almind, executive vice president for group property at DSV, said: “Our previous collaborations with Winvic have been extremely successful, so we’re looking forward to our ongoing partnership and the strengthening of our relationship through the construction of these modern and efficient facilities at Mercia Park.”

The project will also be the first of two to develop computer-vision-SMART technology in a bid to “recognise and track hazards”.

Rob Bull, construction director at Winvic, said: “External and – later into the programme – internal cameras will be installed on site, which will detect, recognise and track hazards. 

“Myself and team members who will be working on the site are already excited to be part of the technological advancements and to start receiving risk alerts direct to their mobile or wearable devices.”

Work began on the site on 26 October and the project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021.

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