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Hörmann and Panattoni get central in the East Midlands

19 June 2024

Panattoni, Europe’s largest developer of logistics property, has completed two units of Grade A warehouse space at Panattoni Park J28 which is conveniently located just off junction 28 of the M1.

SITUATED ALMOST equidistant between Birmingham and Manchester the UK’s second and third largest cities, the development represents one the most important logistics locations in the East Midlands.

The two units are 344,945 sq ft and 230,852 sq ft respectively, with both benefiting from 15M clear internal height, two storey hub offices and 50M yards. Both units have achieved BREEAM ratings of ‘Very Good,’ and have an EPC rating of ‘A’.

Supplying both units, Hörmann UK have installed full loading bays with safety and operational equipment including dock buffers, dock lights and traffic lights, plus sectional level access doors and fire exit doorsets.

The total installation consists of fifty-three loading bays and seven level access bays, with the loading bays comprising of Hörmann SPU F42 sectional doors with HTL-2 dock levellers, featuring a one metre telescopic lip which provides an optimal range loading platform. This enables precise bridging for a variety of vehicle types and a guarantee of fast, efficient, and most importantly safe loading and unloading. 48 ‘single bay’ and 6 DSS-G ‘double/euro bay’ dock shelters have been installed to provide protection from the elements for both operatives and goods, helping to reduce heat loss during loading and unloading operations. 

Other elements of the Hörmann loading bay system include reinforced Dock Bumpers, which are constructed from recycled tyre rubber with 15mm thick steel faceplates. The buffers are designed to minimise any potential damage to the bay in the event of a vehicle making direct contact with the building. Traffic lights and dock lights complete the loading bays offering the highest standards in safety and operational efficiency during the docking and loading processes.

With the Panattoni site achieving an impressive EPC A rating, each loading and level access bay has been fitted with a robust Hörmann sectional door featuring double glazed vision panels. The doors provide excellent thermal insulation with an impressive overall U-value of between 1.1 and 1.3 Wm2.K. Stucco textured profiles deliver a durable and resilient finish to withstand the external elements, while rubber draught seals to the edges of the leveller’s help minimise heat loss.

The provision of 28 STU steel fire exit doorsets, installed throughout both warehouses and offices, completes an impressive range of products supplied by Hörmann UK, all chosen for their quality construction and the impressive service offered by the company. 

For more information, visit hormann.co.uk / 01530 516868