The 210,000 sq ft project will consolidate eight existing warehouses into one all-encompassing logistics hub.
Work on the logistic facility is expected to be complete before the end of next year when it will support Leonardo’s global fleet of helicopters through the storage of components and tooling.
It will be constructed with a strong focus towards sustainability with various eco initiatives ‘built in’ to include rainwater harvesting tanks for brown water services, LED lighting and a heat recovery system in the main warehouse, which will be complemented by a modern office temperature control system.
Leonardo’s logistics partner, Kuehne + Nagel, will operate the new facility under a ten-year logistics contract.
GMI managing director Andy Bruce said: “Our expertise in the construction of transport minded developments is an area in which we are seeing strong growth with us also onsite currently up in Goole, North Yorkshire for Siemens Mobility building the new £200M train manufacturing plant and rail supply chain village with the first trains to be manufactured the new tube trains for London’s Piccadilly Line”