Sony DADC is building an ‘enhanced’ distribution centre in Enfield after the original was burnt down during the London riots last year.
The CD and entertainment goods manufacturer and distributor will construct the building on the same site in North London, which it says will boast ‘more capacity, technology investment and an enhanced security concept’. It's due to open this summer.
The new complex will be have three office floors – one more than its predecessor – and it will measure two metres higher. It will stretch over 24,000sq m and offer B2C distribution as well as its existing B2B services.
Its ‘super structure’ will old more weight and ‘set a new standard in warehouse and distribution services’. Plus, the firm says in a statement that improved security will make a repeat of events from last summer “virtually impossible”.
Natasha Tyrrell, Sony DADC’s General Manager for UK Distribution, said: “Despite suffering the complete loss of our UK distribution centre in summer 2011, our customers have been very supportive and encouraging during the difficult period post fire, while our team has shown tremendous strength of character and determination to succeed.
“We are determined to keep this fantastic team together, to strengthen their resources and to create a great place to work – while supporting our current client base in their growth strategies.”
Sony DADC International executive VP Chris Reiser added: “When completed, our new UK distribution centre will occupy the same site, but it will provide even better support than before with more capacity, better technology and a bigger infrastructure, which is intended to support future growth.”