Russells completes 50,000 sq ft expansion for Yearsley

Frozen food specialist Yearsley Logistics has brought an additional 50,000 sq ft online at its Heywood headquarters, following greater customer demand for storage space.

The 100,000 sq ft shell of the building was constructed last year as part of a £20m investment in infrastructure by the Yearsley, but only half was fitted out for immediate use. In the second part of a three phase project, contractor Russells laid an insulated floor slab to complete the cold store.

The completion of the remaining third phase of expansion, which would see the construction of a 50,000 sq ft warehouse, will be driven by customer demand.

The new facility adds another 12,000 pallet spaces to Yearsley's capacity at Heywood, taking the site's total to 60,000 pallet spaces over 300,000 sq ft.

Harry Yearsley, managing director of Yearsley Logistics, said: "The improvements in the economy are evident in the increase demand for capacity from customers in the cold storage market, requiring the completion and fit out of this additional facility at our Heywood headquarters.

"Russells Construction has been an important partner for Yearsley Logistics in helping us to improve our facilities nationwide and create the northern superhub which, at 60,000 pallet spaces, is the largest in our national network of cold stores."

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