Morgan Sindall has been appointed to an £8.3 million contract to construct new car storage and handling facilities at the Port of Southampton.
Southampton is the UK’s principle automotive port and has purpose-built facilities dedicated to handling this trade. Port owner Associated British Ports (ABP) has commissioned the construction of the new multi-deck car storage facility to enable the port to handle greater numbers of cars, which are shipped to meet overseas demand. The port currently handles around 820,000 vehicles each year.
The scheme at Southampton’s Eastern Docks will see the Morgan Sindall project team construct a 67,130 sq m six-level car storage facility, capable of handling 3,846 vehicles. Work on the project has commenced and the scheme is due to be delivered by April next year.