Sainsbury's distribution centre, ProLogis Park, Northampton

Sainsbury's distribution centre, ProLogis Park, Northampton

Client: Sainsbury's
Type of works: supply of 19 Hörmann standard loading bays, all with wheel guides

Hörmann UK demonstrated the necessary sustainability credentials to supply the loading-bay equipment for the ground-breaking new flagship building at ProLogis Park Pineham, Northamptonshire. The 57,460m² building is the largest on the 453,250m² site and it is being used as a regional distribution centre for Sainsbury’s.

ProLogis Park Pineham is set to be one of the greenest distribution facilities in Europe, featuring all the latest technologies and modern construction methods devised to reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact.

Alan Jenkins, Hörmann UK’s Industrial Commercial Director, acknowledges that there is massive pressure on all manufacturers to be environmentally responsible. He says Hörmann was chosen to install the loading-bay equipment on this particular project because the group utilises effective environmental management systems in order to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacture and transportation of its products, keeping in line with the overall necessary criteria for this building and the distribution park as a whole.

Hörmann has also installed 45, 80mm thick DPU loading-bay doors at the flagship Sainsbury’s warehouse. The DPU doors are specifically designed for fresh-food logistics and the high thermal insulation minimises temperature loss which effectively reduces energy wastage and carbon emissions.

These specially designed double-skinned steel doors are filled with PU foam and feature double bottom and lintel seals, which increase sealing tightness and further reduce energy loss.

The double-skinned steel sections feature a thermal break between the inner and outer faces, which help to produce a thermal-resistance value of up to 0.7 W/m²K and help to reduce condensation on the inside of the door.

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