Work has started on a revolutionary business park which combines storage and office space all built from shipping containers.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has commenced groundworks at the DPD site in Deeside for Denbigh-based Lock Stock Self-Storage, one of the largest companies in its industry. The first units are expected to be in place by the autumn.
The completed 2.3-acre facility will be modelled on London’s Containerville in Bethnal Green which houses more than 40 businesses across three storeys of containers.
Ruthin-based Jones Bros has begun work which includes 9,000m3 of earthworks and importing and levelling 1,200t of stone at the site which is on Ffordd Pentre, just off Chester Road East.
The groundworks carried out by the civil engineering contractor will create a platform for the containers with surface water drainage and sewerage systems and ducting for electrical and communications connections.
Jones Bros contracts director Geraint Thomas said: “We are looking forward to working with another North Wales-based business on this exciting project.
“As with all of our projects, we will work with the local community to avoid any disruptions and adhere to the government’s social distancing regulations due to COVID-19.”
Lock Stock operations manager Stuart Bowker said: “The versatility of containers is well known and is something we make use of on our sites where our storage units are used by many businesses as a base for their operations.
“We already have storage sites locally at Saltney, and nearby on the Glendale Trading Estate in Sandycroft, so we see this as a growth area which is ideally situated close to Chester and the Deeside Industrial Estate and with excellent road links nearby to North Wales and the North West.”
Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros’ leadership team consists of members of the second and third generations of the founding family. It employs close to 500 people.
The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced more than 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role. It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.
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