Construction of a new headquarters and distribution centre for CareCo UK Ltd was completed in May 2022. CareCo specialises in the distribution of mobility products. The new facility is one of the first constructed on the new 120 Horizon Business Park in Braintree and the building sets a very high standard for those following it.
The unit comprises approximately 75,000ft2 of warehouse space and 25,000ft2 of display area, office and welfare space over three storeys. The building has been designed with a strong emphasis on interior design and layout with specialist interior designers and warehouse consultants engaged to bring the most out of each space. The office suite is spacious and light and benefits from a full height central atrium, with a feature staircase and interior landscaping throughout the entrance and distribution hub.
The warehouse has been designed to maximise efficiency of product handling and features lorry docks with levellers, high bay racking and a pick mezzanine. The building is of steel-frame construction with composite steel/concrete floors in the office suite. Foundations are piled and the floor slabs ground-bearing. External areas are concrete in the service yard and permeable block paving in the parking areas. Drainage outfalls to the site-wide network with the surface water flowing to a balancing pond to the north of the development.