Northline’s new $23 million Adelaide Depot is nearing completion with the final concrete pours and the last of the cladding scheduled for before Easter.
More than 5000 cubic metres of concrete has been used for the Depot’s combi slabs along with around 170 tonnes of steel for the building structure. It is just nine months since work began on the 10,440 square metre state-of-the-art transport and logistics facility, which has created employment during construction for more than 100 people.
Located at 20 Gallipoli Drive, Regency Park, the Depot is strategically located adjacent to the railhead allowing Northline direct access to the railyard, alleviating the need for containers to travel by road to and from the railhead facility. It will feature a 6500 square metre transport shed, 3500 square metres of warehousing space with modern high bay racking, along with a 440 square metre wash bay and container servicing area.
The Depot has also been designed to be a Quarantined Approved Premises (QAP), and therefore customs compliant. High levels of security means that Northline will also apply to use the facility as a bonded warehouse.
Northline’s development in Adelaide follows investments in the construction of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin and Townsville over the last three years.
Northline Chief Executive Craige Whitton said investing in new state-of-the-art facilities is an investment in the capacity and capability to better serve our customers.
“The new facilities are integral to offering customers a fully integrated national multimodal transport, warehousing and distribution network,” said Mr Whitton.
The new Adelaide Depot is due for practical completion in April 2017 with a move-in date of May 15, 2017.