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Work starts on 'monster' 500,000 sq ft Burnley DC

The new 543,620 sq ft Exertis distribution centre at Burnley Bridge Business Park is now under constructuion.

The monster warehouse will need more than 42km of steel tubular piles, 40,000 tonnes of concrete and 2,000 tonnes of steel. The building sits on 3,911 piles.

Exertis, the technology business, signed up with developer Eshton for the new warehouse on a 70-acre site in March this year. It is believed to be the biggest distribution deal in the North West in 2015.

James Chapman, managing director of Eshton, said: “The deal to bring Exertis to Burnley Bridge Business Park was a landmark for the region and us as a business, so to see the building finally taking shape is a huge step forward for commercial development locally.

Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland expects to complete construction in May 2016 with the site fully operational by early 2017.

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