Trisomet® 333 System insulated panels provide complete envelope solution for Crown Crest
Crown Crest’s new 470,000 sq. ft distribution centre in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire has been built to support the expansion of its nationwide Poundstretcher discount store chain. The £36 million investment replaces smaller units in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and will create 100 new jobs.
The project features 50,000m2 of Tata Steel Trisomet® 333 System insulated roof and wall panels in Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra®. Crown Crest currently runs more than 400 stores, with ambitious plans to open dozens more outlets in the near future.
Beginning life as a cash and carry business, Crown Crest now has an annual turnover of over £400 million and employs over 6000 people in its combined businesses.
The Leicester-based company acquired the 36-acre Kirby Muxloe site in 2008. It was the location of the TI Tubes manufacturing plant and was last occupied by Timken Steel. They have been working with the long established Leicester based construction company Hallam Contracts for a number of years now and selected them for this significant project because of their proven ability to deliver to a tight programme and within exacting financial constraints.
The building envelope was installed by leading East Midlands-based contractor Cladceil Limited.
Cladceil Director Tony Seabridge said: “This was one of the biggest contracts we’ve ever undertaken and we were delighted to win it.
“The 14 degree roof pitch presented some access challenges, so we devised a flatbed trolley with a mechanical winch to safely position Trisomet® panels at critical areas.”
Trisomet® 333 System insulated panels are available in a wide range of Colorcoat® finishes and can be produced in lengths up to 20 metres, significantly contributing to installation speed and site waste reduction. This is all achieved without any compromise.
Trisomet® 333 System provides optimised water drainage, strength and durability. Its autohesively-bonded polyisocyanurate (PIR) shallow insulation core uses the latest foam technology, providing exceptional thermal performance.