B8 Chemical Warehouse

HW Coates

This project involved the construction of a new warehouse with associated servicing area for the parking and manoeuvring of goods vehicles while the busy facility remained fully operational.

At 1125m2 in size, this B8 warehouse incorporated an external loading dock and a canopy of 210 m2. Two redundant ancillary storage buildings were removed prior to construction on this established commercial estate.

The new warehouse building was constructed in 24 weeks including:

  • a structural steel frame
  • a profiled, colour coated metal cladded roof with roof lights
  • vertical and horizontal profiled colour coated metal cladded walls
  • powder coated metal leafs and frame doors
  • galvanised steel metal lathed curtain shutters with matching guides
  • a comprehensive, sustainable drainage system
  • a fully automated dock leveller and associated gates.

A holding pond, utilising specialised construction methods, was created to deal with water emission from the building including associated drainage and discharge channels across the warehouse and distribution site.

HW Coates is a leading independent operator in the warehousing and transport of packaged chemicals with 13 locations across the UK. Serving most of the major names in global chemicals and pharmaceuticals, they have a leading role in the Hazchem Network, with seven COMAH warehousing and distribution facilities across the country.

The project achieved Performance Beyond Compliance from Considerate Constructors.

Client: HW Coates Limited

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

Directly Employed Trade Operatives