Arco gives new glimpse of its £25m distribution centre in Hull
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 25 Mar 2019
New images have given a glimpse inside Arco’s new £25m distribution centre in west Hull.
The site, in Henry Boot Way, could create up to 200 new jobs in the city, as the safety equipment supplier expands its presence in Hull.
Work on the centre got underway in early 2018, and a year later new images have provided a sneak peek at what the new distribution hub will look like.
It comes as a group of pupils from Hessle High School visited the centre as part of a wider initiative to get more young people to consider a career in construction.
Neil Griffiths, director of logistics at Arco said, “This was a fantastic opportunity for pupils who may be interested in construction to see a live site and learn about the huge variety of roles within the industry.
Arco’s new distribution centre is being built by contractor Clugston.
What the new distribution centre could look like from the A63 (Arco)
The 20,439msq building will house additional warehouse and logistics capabilities, doubling Arco’s capacity.
Construction of the centre comes at a busy time for Arco in Hull.
In early February, plans were submitted for a new £22m development in the city’s Fruit Market, expected to move 500 jobs to the area.
The scheme includes a new state-of-the-art headquarters for Arco, as its current home in Waverley Street is close to being sold to Hull City Council ahead of the Castle Street improvement project.
Inside Arco's new distribution centre near the A63 (Hull News & Picture)
The visit to Arco’s distribution centre came as part of the Open Doors initiative.
Led by Build UK, it enables students from across the country to look behind the scenes of major “live” construction sites, offices, factories and training centres.
Paul Gouland, marketing director at Clugston, said: “Once again Clugston is delighted to be supporting the National Open Doors Event and especially pleased to have Arco, our customer for this project, actively engaged as well.
“Over the years we have seen Open Doors grow in popularity with the number of young people wanting to learn about construction as a career increasing.
The new distribution centre will be able to store up to 40,000 pallets.