DPD Delivery Office, Chelmsford

Clancy Consulting is pleased to have provided a wide range of services for this new 60,000 sqft sorting and delivery hub for Royal London and DPD UK, Europe’s largest parcel delivery network.

We initially provided Pre-planning services such as GeoEnvironmental services to undertake a programme of site investigation works across the site to help inform the civil and substructure strategies. Following this, we prepared a Flood Risk Assessment and Sustainable Drainage Strategy for the site. The proposed site was part of a wider drainage strategy which had developed over the years, and a thorough assessment was required to help ensure flood risk was not being increased to existing balancing ponds.

The structural design comprised of steel portal frames to provide a clear span warehouse, and braced steel framing to form the mess pod and office areas.

All surface water runoff from the site needed to be controlled and therefore required a 130,000 litre attenuation tank to deal with more extreme rainfall events (100 year + 40% climate change).

The scheme was completed in June 2020.

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