Proposed extension to the Distribution Centre (overall external height approx. 19m) will comprise of a: *Warehouse Extension (approx. 11,824 sqm) with dock levellers on the north-eastern and south-western elevations; *Main Office Extension over two storeys (approx. 386 sqm); *Despatch and Extension Goods-In Office over two storeys (Approx. 352 sqm); *A new one storey Transport Office (approx. 123 sqm); and * Vehicle Maintenance Unit (VMU) Extension (approx. 100 sqm). The gross floor area of the premises will increase from 29,106 sqm to 41,891 sqm, an increase of 12,785 sqm.
The existing two storey internal Ancillary Office A and Battery Charging Area will be demolished to allow for the construction of the warehouse extension. Additional new vehicle parking areas will be provided including a new HGV parking area located to the east of the Distribution Centre and a new additional car parking area to the south of the Distribution Centre, on the south side of the R148. The development will also consist of an additional Sprinkler Tank (approx. 54 sqm) and External Cage Storage with a maintenance shed (approx. 64 sqm). The existing vehicle parking area will be reconfigured and new vehicle parking areas provided for an additional: 172 no. car parking spaces (including 12 no. electric car charging points and an additional 15 no. universally accessible bays); 175 no. HGV trailer parking spaces; 27 no. tractor (HGV cab) parking spaces; and 128 no. bicycle parking spaces and associated infrastructure.
A total of 24 motorcycle parking spaces will also be created. The development will involve minor alterations to the existing entrance at R148 which will provide vehicular, pedestrian and cyclist access and egress to the Distribution Centre. An additional new vehicular, pedestrian and cyclist access and egress will be provided off R148 to a new car parking area to the south of the main Distribution Centre site. A pedestrian crossing over this road will be provided connecting the southern car park to the main site.
The associated site and infrastructural works include provision for all landscaping works; boundary treatment; internal roads and footpaths; PV panels and electrical services. The proposed development will involve modifications to a previous permission – Planning Register Reference 02/1561. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Natural Impact Statement (NIS) will be submitted to the Planning Authority with this planning application.
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