Kingfisher is building a new B&Q distribution centre (DC) in Swindon.
The new site is aimed at improving efficiencies within the B&Q supply chain, enabling it to maximise product availability for customers, whether they have bought an item in store or via digital channels, as well as supporting Kingfisher’s UK supply chain. Construction on the approx. 35 000 m² site started in March. The site is expected to be operational by February 2019.
It will be developed next door to B&Q’s existing Swindon DC, and connected to the biomass plant that heats it. As well as benefiting from 100 per cent renewable heat, the new building will incorporate roof-top solar panels and beehives in the surrounding grounds. Its proximity to the existing site also means that road mileage can be kept to a minimum, according to a press release.
The site will be run by Kingfisher’s logistics partners Wincanton and XPO.
Source: DIY International, http://www.diyinternational.com