Morgan Sindall was appointed to contracts worth a combined total of £24 million to deliver two multi-level car storage facilities at the Port of Southampton.
The first facility, the Pacific Terminal was the sixth multi-deck facility at the port and was handed over three weeks ahead of schedule. The seventh deck was completed four weeks early and just seven weeks after the completion of the Pacific Terminal.
The port handles exports worth £40 billion, and is one of the busiest in the UK. Almost one million vehicles passed through the port in 2017, an increase of almost 10 per cent on the year prior.
The two facilities have created almost 10,000 additional spaces, ensuring that The Port of Southampton is the UK hub for automotive shipping by enabling leading British car manufacturers to reach global marketplaces.
Improving the environment
The schemes were completed to high environmental standards. All excavated material on site was treated, re-used and recycled for use as aggregate elsewhere on the project. 98% of other material used during construction was re-used or recycled during the project.
There were some initial challenges in construction of both terminals. The Pacific terminal was built over an existing abandoned dry dock, while the site of the seventh terminal was targeted during World War Two, increasing the risk of potential unexploded ordinance.