Britcon (UK) Ltd has successfully completed and handed over a new £1.6 million warehouse and office facility for Viking Shipping Services Ltd at its HQ site in Selby, Yorkshire. The civil engineering and building specialist completed the design and build contract on budget and within a tight timeframe of just 29 weeks.
Viking Shipping is a subsidiary of Star Cargo Plc and provides comprehensive freight forwarding and cargo handling services worldwide. Located just off the M62 in North Yorkshire, Viking is strategically located to facilitate a range of services for cargo arriving by both road and sea.
The project, which forms part of an expansion for Viking at their Selby site, includes a new 12,000 sq ft state of the art warehouse with adjoining 4,500 sq ft offices as well as an open canopy storage area.
The site is of interesting historical relevance as it was home to the first railway station to be built in Yorkshire in 1834 with the county’s first mainline service from Leeds. Viking Shipping operates its business from the original Grade II Listed railway building. The recently completed facilities provide much needed additional warehouse storage and offices for the company, allowing it to grow and expand into new and existing markets.
Matt Harker, Regional Manager at Britcon said, “We are delighted to complete and handover this interesting project to Viking Shipping. Construction works on live operational sites bring added challenges but the project team worked around this with acute planning, coordination and communication to ensure continuity of business for the client and a safe working environment for all involved. We are very pleased with the end result”.
Graeme Pickering, Director at Viking Shipping Services said, “The challenge on this project for both Britcon and Viking was to complete the project during our operation hours and, whilst at times there were pinch points, the teams worked together to achieve the right result. We are extremely pleased with the outcome. Matt and his team have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble for them.”
Britcon has considerable experience in the freight and transport industry having completed an expansive portfolio of rail station work with Network Rail and its partners. The company has undertaken numerous contracts on behalf of Associated British Ports (ABP) with a continuing brief on its major expansion for bulk storage across its estate and has completed a £2.3 million office development and associated works for Eddie Stobart Group.