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Magnavale’s £130 million cold store facility in Easton near Grantham over three quarters complete and remains on schedule





The development of a £130 million cold storage facility is over 75 per cent complete.

Magnavale, a UK-based provider of temperature-controlled storage, has announced that its £130,000,000 fully automated facility, located in Easton, remains on schedule for completion in late 2024.

The project, which commenced in 2022, will include 101,000 frozen pallet positions contained in a 45-metre high facility along with several floors in the low-bay area dedicated to value-added solutions, such as contract packing.

The new Magnavale facility at Easton continues to progress.
The new Magnavale facility at Easton continues to progress.

To date, racking installation in the high-bay area is now over three quarters of the way to completion.

All 13 automated cranes have been installed and await final completion of the remaining racking structure.

Plant rooms are built out and equipment installation is underway. Building services and oxygen reduction systems are also being installed behind these main works.

The new Magnavale facility at Easton continues to progress.
The new Magnavale facility at Easton continues to progress.

In the project's low-bay area, 20 loading docks near completion alongside conveyors, racking, and monorail systems that will enable automation.

Across five floors, fit-out continues, adding a new office building featuring curtain walling and a completed roof.

Amanda Cogan, chief operating officer, said: “We are pleased with the progress so far on what will be the most advanced and efficient temperature-controlled store in Europe.

The new Magnavale facility at Easton continues to progress.
The new Magnavale facility at Easton continues to progress.

“The Easton facility is particularly important to us, not because of the size or advancement, but because of the role the site will have on Lincolnshire’s food production and partners in the surrounding area.”

The new development is set to become the most efficient cold store in Europe, accommodating a capacity of 101,000 pallets, alongside an existing 44,000 already onsite.

Earlier this year, Magnavale received an award for the facility’s ‘exceptional’ health and safety standards.

It sits on the site of the former McCain factory, which closed down in 2020.

The fully automated cold store will operate solely on renewable energy, making it an environmentally sustainable solution for the modern cold storage industry.



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