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Pochin’s secure £11M project for BAE Systems

Posted on May 17, 2019

Pochin’s secure £11M project for BAE Systems

Pochin’s has been awarded an £11 million contract to develop a 156,000 sq ft warehouse for BAE Systems at its site in Samlesbury, Lancashire.

The project will involve the design and construction of a new build Asset Management Facility (AMF), as well as the associated external works. The unit will sit alongside BAE System’s advanced manufacturing facility at the heart of the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone.

This is the second time BAE Systems has instructed Pochin’s on a large-scale industrial facility, with the North West specialist delivering a 165,000 sq ft purpose-built Defence Logistics Centre at the Samlesbury site in 2017. The facility is occupied and operated by Wincanton on behalf of BAE Systems.

Commenting on the contract win, Jim Nicholson, CEO of Pochin’s Ltd, said: “We’re very proud to be able to continue our relationship with one of the region’s most innovative and respected businesses. Upon completion, this project will contribute to an incredibly important site for Lancashire and the wider North West.”

Dave Holmes, Manufacturing Director at BAE Systems, added: “
“Our experience working with Pochin’s to date has been a positive one. We are pleased to be able to collaborate with the team once again on this project, and look forward to seeing the new development up and running.”

Partners on the scheme include AEW Architects, TRP Consulting and Arcadis. Work on site is set to commence in April, with completion earmarked for Spring 2020.