Britcon on board for Viking Shipping's Selby expansion

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 1 Feb 2019

SCUNTHORPE construction company Britcon is to design and build of a new warehouse and office facility for Viking Shipping Services in Selby.

The £1.6 million contract is for a site located just off the M62, with a 12,000 sq ft warehouse and 4,500 sq ft adjoining office to support expansion plans.

Currently Viking uses the site as a yard for storage of materials and loading/off loading lorries.

The site is of interesting historical relevance as home to the first railway station to be built in Yorkshire in 1834 with the county’s first main line service from Leeds. Viking now uses the original Grade II listed railway building for warehouse storage and offices.

Read more: Scunthorpe construction team to build 68,000 sq ft commercial development

Matt Harker, Britcon regional manager, said: “We are pleased to be appointed by Viking Shipping to assist with its exciting growth at Selby. Amongst our expertise is full turnkey solutions where we are able to take care of planning issues, ground and civils works and of course the build programme.”

“On this particular project two of the original rail lines dating back to the historical landmark are still exposed with two sets of buffers and the local authority has requested that we maintain these as practical in the new build.”

Britcon has started construction on site with an anticipated build programme of 29 weeks.

Graeme Pickering, director of Viking Shipping Services, a subsidiary of Star Cargo Plc, said: “After a thorough contract tender process managed by GGP Consult we were pleased to award Britcon the project and commence the new development at our Selby site. We look forward to working with the Britcon team.”

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