DHL Manton Wood Distribution Building

dhl manton wood

DHL Manton Wood Distribution Building

As part of its commitment to reduce logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050, DHL’s 550,000-square-foot Manton Wood development features several energy-saving innovations. Focused on sustainability, we provided civil, structural and geo-environmental design services for the distribution building and associated offices, and appropriate fit-out services. 

Innovative features include:

  • Drainage system design to accommodate Control of Major Accident Hazards products within the retail and consumer business while providing existing and new customers with the space to plan for future business growth.
  • Automated 98-foot-high bay and a 59-foot low bay to maximize pallet and throughput capacity by employing the latest efficient handling systems, ambient storage and automated retrieval systems.

We completed schematic design of the high bay superstructure using tall stanchions with portals, interconnected with lattice diaphragm roof construction to minimize potential movement in severe storms. Ground improvement using dynamic compaction was also introduced to minimize settlement limits.

  • Strategically located with easy access to the A57 and A1 roadways, the 63-acre site benefits from outline planning permission for 1 million square feet of logistics development, providing the potential to almost double the size of the operation in the future with a second building, if required.
  • Sustainable features — including daylight harvesting, intelligent LED lighting, solar thermal hot water, greywater harvesting for welfare facilities and landscaping irrigation — which far exceed current regulations for a building of its type.

The remaining site area has been plateaued to allow for a further 500,000-square-foot future development.

dhl manton wood

Worksop, England
United Kingdom