Project case study: TJ Morris Southern Distribution Centre

About the project: TJ Morris, trading as the well known discount retailer, Home Bargains, has more than 370 stores throughout the UK and plans to expand to over 700 within the next five years.

Following a two year construction project, the retailer recently completed its new one million square foot regional distribution hub in Solstice Park, Amesbury, Wiltshire, to serve 400 new stores across southern England. The £70m investment will see 1,200 jobs created and hundreds more through the 400 new store openings and associated support services.

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Amesbury Distribution Centre aerial view

Amesbury Distribution Centre aerial view

 

Power supplied: Supply and installation of two 2,000 KVA prime rated containerised generator sets each housed within bespoke acoustic containers and complete with fuel storage systems.

DTG generator set installed

TJ Morris generator set installed

Application: The main operations take place in the high bay area, which provides capacity for 46,000 of the total 61,000 pallets the centre can hold. The high bay racks are served by computer-controlled cranes that both store product and replenish the pallets during live picking. The low bay store contains conventional wide aisle racking, allowing goods to be loaded using conventional fork reach trucks driven by operatives.

TJ Morris Amesbury Distirbution Centre

Amesbury Distirbution Centre racking

Why DTG? The retail and distribution sector requires highly resilient back-up power systems to ensure business continuity in the event of mains power failure. We have supplied all the major multiples, and our track record in this sector is second to none, so this experience offers our customers real peace of mind.

Our ability to install systems with minimum downtime, hence minimising lost revenue, is a key strength, and our planning capabilities in this area means we continue to win repeat business from existing customers over and over again.

What the team says:  Paul Moore, Managing Director at DTG, said: “We have worked with many of the main multiple retailers in the UK, who rely on us to deliver robust systems which enable them to keep working, and serving their stores and customers. This project for TJ Morris highlights our ability to deliver what is needed for a major infrastructure project.”