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Hydrock fits-out new global hub for speciality chemical manufacturer

6th Apr 2021

We’re supporting multinational speciality chemical manufacturer, Croda International Plc (Croda), with the technical fitout of its new Customer Excellence Centre in Goole, East Yorkshire.

Built and developed by Tritax Symmetry on a pre-let basis, Croda’s Customer Excellence Centre will sit at the heart of the Goole 36 Enterprise Zone, acting as the company’s worldwide distribution hub for products made at its UK manufacturing sites and for the European delivery of products made across its global network.

Freddie Oakey, Associate Development Director at Tritax Symmetry, said:

“Hydrock was a valued partner, as part of a high performing team, on this significant project which met the objectives of all the stakeholders whilst delivering through a pandemic. It’s a company that has a presence in Yorkshire and, as you would expect, their local knowledge was of great assistance”

Hydrock were initially appointed by Tritax Symmetry, which is the dedicated logistics development company of Tritax Big Box REIT plc, to support the planning application with a focus on the external lighting scheme, heating, ventilation and space planning. Hydrock also delivered performance specifications and drawings for the tender pack and undertook construction stage monitoring duties leading to the site’s handover in August 2020.

John McElwee, Divisional Director at Hydrock, said:

“As a part of what has proven to be a highly collaborative project, we’re proud to be supporting one of Yorkshire’s largest and most high-profile commercial development sites, Goole 36. The resulting state-of-the-art and environmentally conscious facility is typical of the assets developed by one of our key clients.”

Moving forward, the internal fitout of the new 232,150 sq. ft A-rated EPC facility is ready to commence and will include state-of-the-art safety and sustainability standards. The centre will also house the company’s customer service and supply chain teams as well as a new training centre for its global workforce.

Continuing our involvement on the facility, our team in Yorkshire has now been appointed by project consultancy, Jones Hargreaves, to provide integrated process, mechanical and electrical services on the internal fitout ensuring the highest standards are met on a facility designed with health and wellbeing at its core. This includes taking advantage of the latest technologies to enable high safety and environmental standards, including energy and water saving measures, such as rain water harvesting, zero waste to landfill policy and stringent employee protection systems.

When Croda transitions into the facility it’ll join a business community at Goole 36 which includes the new Siemens Mobility rail factory.

Photograph courtesy of Tritax Symmetry