Hi-tech depot deal

PUBLISHED: 10:03 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 26 October 2009

A MULTI-MILLION pound contract has been awarded to a construction company to build an innovative warehouse. Morgan Ashurst, which has offices in Falcon Way, WGC, has been awarded the £3.7m deal for a hi-tech depot for The Wine Society. The 28,524ft sq war

A MULTI-MILLION pound contract has been awarded to a construction company to build an innovative warehouse.

Morgan Ashurst, which has offices in Falcon Way, WGC, has been awarded the £3.7m deal for a hi-tech depot for The Wine Society.

The 28,524ft sq warehouse, which is to be in Stevenage, will be the first building in the country to use off-site construction techniques to create wall panels of the energy-saving material Tradical Hemcrete - a hemp and lime mix.

The depot will be big enough to take eight racks of wine pallets stored vertically.

Morgan Ashurst area director Adrian Barnes said: "We are delighted to be working on this warehouse. The hemp and lime mix is a carbon-negative material.

"The raw hemp stores carbon dioxide and releases oxygen into the atmosphere during its growth. The lime content in the walls and roof will also reabsorb the CO2 generated during its initial processing.

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