The completion of a 47,000 sq ft extension at Pavers headquarters in York has increased storage and distribution space by 112%. Work is currently underway to transform the new open space creating a sophisticated warehouse and distribution centre which will effectively serve over 170 shops, create upwards of 50 new job opportunities and cater for expected growth in the coming years.
Pavers enlisted the services of Warehouse Systems Limited (WSL) to handle all aspects of the internal warehouse structures including the design, build and installation.
Once complete, the new warehouse space will benefit from a large extension to the two-tier mezzanine floor supplied by WSL ten years ago, providing a further 54,000m2 of productive floor space and increasing storage capacity from 480k pairs of shoes to 1.2 million. The mezzanine structure will be completed in three phases where shelving and automated conveyors will be incorporated. This will complement the bulk storage pallet racking WSL installed on phase one of the project. The final phase will see the existing and new warehouse spaces become one as storage structures join.
The project is being installed in phases to ensure Pavers can remain operational at all times, with a view to complete in spring 2020, the start of Pavers exciting new chapter.
WSL project manager, Sam Rowley, said: “We are enjoying helping another growing Yorkshire business transform their warehouse operation. This is a challenging but rewarding project to be part of”.