Uniserve’s New Felixstowe Distribution Centre is Ready for Business

Uniserve’s New Felixstowe Distribution Centre is Ready for Business

7.9.2021 | Warehousing

Uniserve’s New Felixstowe Distribution Centre is Ready for Business

FMDC provides a range of solutions across all industries. 

If you’ve travelled down the A14 on the way to the docks recently and looked right, you will have noticed an impressive new building rising up behind the trees. This is the Felixstowe Mega Distribution Centre (or FMDC) – Uniserve’s brand new port-centric warehousing facility – which is now ready for business. Offering 750,000 square feet of space, the FMDC is set to change the UK logistics landscape forever.

The numbers speak for themselves:

• 400,000 sq ft of marshalling, narrow and wide-aisle racking
• 200,000 sq ft purpose-built e-fulfilment zone
• 100,000 sq ft cold store
• 80,000 ambient pallet spaces
• Only a ¼ mile from the Port

The last point is what makes the FMDC unique. For the first time ever, port-centric logistics at scale is a reality at the UK’s largest container port. In doing so you take costly, time-consuming links out of the supply chain; replacing them with seamless, simple solutions from ship to doorstep. With a port-centric approach, businesses can reap the benefits of reduced costs and complexity, while freeing up resources, improving cash flow, and having quicker access to goods.

What’s more, with no port-to-distribution-centre haulage leg to speak of, port-centricity offers a more environmentally-friendly approach, while also not requiring ever more scarce driver resource.

Ignas Saknaitis, Warehouse Operations Manager at the FMDC, said: “Uniserve’s new distribution centre is a game-changing addition to the thriving Port of Felixstowe, as it provides a range of solutions across all industries. Not only that, but the FMDC means great news for the town, as Uniserve have a number of job opportunities available at all levels.”

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This state-of-the-art e-commerce park, built on the outskirts of Ipswich, is a winner on all fronts and as Murray Gibson, Director Murray Gibson Associates Ltd, says: “Location is king in logistics and PortOne wins on all fronts. It benefits from direct dual carriageway access to the A14 both east and westbound, there’s easy access to the north via the M1 and A1 and it’s on the right side of the Orwell Bridge. It’s also in a non-residential location which allows
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“Last week’s confirmation of Freeport status also brings a huge number of benefits to Port One tenants. When fully occupied, a staggering two million parcels will be moving through the e-commerce park every week. East Anglia is already known as the leading region for the logistics sector – Port One is only going to add to our reputation.”

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Uniserve set to open game-changing Felixstowe warehouse

Uniserve set to open game-changing Felixstowe warehouse

8.2.2021 | Warehousing


750,000 sq. ft ambient and freezer distribution centre added to its UK warehousing portfolio.

In a game-changing development for UK supply chains, Uniserve is set to add a giant 750,000 sq. ft ambient and freezer distribution centre to its UK warehousing portfolio, less than a quarter of a mile from the Port of Felixstowe.
The significance of the ‘Felixstowe Mega DC‘ is not simply the introduction of huge new capacity into a space-starved warehousing market, but that it makes port-centric logistics at scale a reality for businesses moving cargo through Britain’s largest container port.

“The construction of the Felixstowe Mega DC has been in the making with Uniserve for some time. The decision was made to scale back the original 40 meters high Super DC warehouse to a 21-meter Mega DC warehouse in 2019, to meet with institutional requirements. The sheer cargo throughput of Felixstowe and the need for such facilities make the underpinning logic undeniable.

“But it’s also a perfect addition to our group’s supply chain management offering – delivering unprecedented end-to-end control and visibility for our customers for both ambient and cold supply chains. This multi-user, multi-product facility creates a cost-efficient operation 52 weeks of the year.

“The new warehouse brings equally good news for the people of Felixstowe and surrounding areas in the form of hundreds of employment opportunities – just at a time when worries about job security are at an all-time high for many.”
Iain Liddell
Group Managing Director, Uniserve

Sitting on a 28-acre site along the A14, Felixstowe, the £90 million fulfilment centre is due to open its doors in the second quarter of 2021 and will be BRC food grade accredited, bonded for both wet and dry goods and will offer consolidation services for goods in transit. Within its colossal walls (400 metres long by 120 metres wide by 21 metres high) will be housed state-of-the-art facilities enabling maximum flexibility to accommodate customer requirement across the broadest range of sectors and commodity types. This will include:

• 400,000 sq. ft marshalling and narrow/wide aisle pallet racking
• 200,000 sq. ft purpose-built efulfilment zone
• 100,000 sq. ft cold store
• 80,000 ambient pallet spaces
• 50,000 sq. ft offices and staff facilities
• 18,000 pallet spaces of frozen storage
• 10 levels of racking
• 4 mezzanine floors
• Advanced electrical mechanical handling equipment
• Significant green credentials

“The Felixstowe Mega DC will be a fantastic addition to Uniserve’s already outstanding warehousing offer. And as impressive its scale and specifications are, what’s really important is what this means for our customers – namely capacity, convenience, flexibility, visibility and cost savings across multiple sectors and commodities.”
David Barry
Director of Warehousing & Transport, Uniserve

For more information about Uniserve’s Felixstowe Mega DC visit uniserve.co.uk