Panattoni Park Nottingham is a landmark development for the UK’s pioneer speculative developer, Panattoni, comprising of three separate units that span 55 acres of prime location in Eastwood, Nottingham. As the developer of logistics solutions across Europe, Panattoni is experienced in delivering efficient buildings that support each individual client in achieving optimum operational productivity throughout each stage of the supply chain. As part of this commitment, Hörmann UK is its official supplier of loading bay solutions, recently installing over 100 loading bays along with a significant number of level access doors and fire exit doors at Panattoni Park Nottingham. Impressive warehousing proposition The 715,000 sq. ft. development features three warehouses that offer direct access to the M1 motorway, with one unit already taken by one the UK’s largest parcel delivery companies. Of the remaining two units, Nottingham550 is a 551,031 sq. ft. crossdocked warehouse, while Nottingham89 is a 89,073 sq. ft. warehouse. All three units are in an ideal location to serve the Midlands, the North and national markets. Nottingham550 offers an impressive warehousing proposition for Panattoni’s potential clients, designed as a crossdocked warehouse and distribution unit that allows for a separate goods in and goods out facility. The innovative design improves both the efficiency and output of the hub as the number of vehicles that can be loaded and unloaded is potentially doubled. 70 of Hörmann UK’s loading bays were installed throughout the warehouse, supported by eight additional double deck loading bays to further support Panattoni’s clients in maximizing operational output. Increased thermal efficiency The double deck dock shelters will enable clients to transport goods in and out of the warehouse Panattoni specified eight of Hörmann UK’s double deck dock shelters throughout the site in response to the continued increase for logistics companies to use vehicle fleets of various sizes to adequately meet customer demand. The double deck dock shelters will enable clients to transport goods in and out of the warehouse using larger double deck trucks, as well as standard sized heavy goods vehicles. For increased thermal efficiency, the double deck docks are fitted with secondary electric roller blind top flaps to provide an efficient seal on smaller vehicles when using the bay. The 70 standard deck loading bays were chosen to support Panattoni in providing its clients with a quality of product on which their business can depend, offering outstanding levels of quality and durability, whilst also featuring insulated sectional panels for an impressive Uvalue of 0.5/Wm².K. Comprehensive thermal efficiency The standard and double deck loading bays were installed with Hörmann UK’s telescopic lip dock levelers, featuring a 1metre lip to provide an optimal loading platform that offers precise bridging for a diverse range of vehicle types. The loading bays are also equipped with Hörmann UK’s LED external arrow traffic lights to signal to drivers when they can safely pull off from the bay, along with its LED trailer lights. Four Level Access Doors were also installed throughout the warehouse for enhanced functionality These light up the back of trailers when being loaded or unloaded, providing outstanding levels of safety for all individuals to deliver a first class service across all aspects of the supply chain operation. Four Level Access Doors were also installed throughout the warehouse for enhanced functionality, whilst also providing comprehensive thermal efficiency with a U-Value of 0.5/Wm².K due to its composite construction and insulated sectional panels. Enhanced force distribution The electronically operated doors are fitted with an anti-lift device and an interlocked heavy duty shoot bolt to provide first class security. 16 Fire Escape Doors were also supplied to provide clear fire escape throughout the warehouse. The second available unit, Nottingham89, is an industrial warehouse unit that reflects Panattoni’s continual investment in engineering improvement to provide a ‘best in class’ supply chain to its clients. As part of the development, nine of Hörmann UK’s single dock deck loading bays are installed throughout the warehouse. The loading bays are supplied with Hörmann UK’s hydraulic dock levelers with a hinged lip for an enhanced force distribution to facilitate quick and safe loading and unloading. One Level Access Door and seven Fire Exit Doors have also been specified throughout the site to offer potential clients the highest standard in warehousing solutions. Innovative loading solutions Developments such as Panattoni Park Nottingham are at the forefront of industry advancements" Fergie Taylor, Head of Development Delivery at Panattoni, said: “As one of the fastest growing developers in the world, we are committed to constructing the highest quality warehousing solutions for our clients. Panattoni Park Nottingham is a reflection of this as a standout development.” “Our impressive crossdocked site at Nottingham550 has been specifically designed to support potential clients in maximizing productivity and profits, whilst the double deck dock shelters reflect the current industry requirement for a wide range of delivery vehicle types. As our official supplier, Hörmann UK is dedicated to manufacturing and installing innovative loading solutions that ensure our clients operate safely, securely and efficiently.” Tom Langley, Projects Director at Hörmann UK, said: “Developments such as Panattoni Park Nottingham are at the forefront of industry advancements, utilizing and implementing a unique design that ensure each client’s operational output is maximized. We extremely proud to be an official partner of Panattoni, having delivered our loading solutions to six sites throughout 2019 already.”
Europe’s door provider, Hörmann UK, is celebrating a successful first half to 2019 for its industrial division, achieving record-breaking levels of orders through its Projects department. The first six months of the year have seen a healthy increase in business for the industrial division, with turnover up by 78% on last year (as of end of June). As part of this, trade sales are up by 43%, with sales of Sectional Insulated Doors up by 21%, whilst sales of high-speed doors are also up by 39%. SmartControl servicing software As a provider of innovative solutions for many high profile developers across Britain, Hörmann UK’s success can be attributed to its continuous product development and the diverse knowledge and experience of its team. Over the last six months the business has already launched a number of innovations for the industrial sector, including its new DAP Electronic Docking Assist, BBS Dock Leveller for smaller commercial vehicles and its latest SmartControl servicing software. Tom Langley, Projects Director for Hörmann UK, said: “Not only is our Project orders breaking records, but our industrial trade sales are booming. As of 1st April 2019 we took the decision to move the two industrial trade sales coordinators into the Projects office, which was a more natural fit for the business and our clients.” Improving safety and security “They join our existing two estimators to form our new pre-sales team, which is headed up by Miriam Kirkwood, who has been promoted to pre-sales team leader. To support this growth, a new position has also been created for a customer technical support / CAD operator to ensure we provide each customer with the highest standard in service and support, right from the initial design stages through to installation and aftersales care.” The expansion of the industrial division will support a number of product launches set for the remainder of 2019, all of which are designed to support the industrial sector in improving safety and security, whilst also maximizing efficiency.
Europe’s pioneer door provider, Hörmann UK, has launched its new FlexFire Protection Curtain, specifically designed to provide the construction and other industrial sectors with unrivalled smoke protection in the event of a fire. Equipped with an intelligent FSA-FLEXControl hold-open device as standard, the curtain closes reliably if smoke develops. When combined with optical smoke detectors that monitor the door area, the hold-open device is compliant with the requirements outlined in EN 14637. The system can also be connected to the on-site fire alarm system for a complete fire protection offering, supported by an optional battery pack to bridge potential power failures. simplifying installation Tested for fire loads of up to 120 minutes, the FlexFire Protection Curtain is both lightweight and compact. Its innovative construction features narrow side guides, which means the fireproof textile curtain can be installed and remain inconspicuous to the internal structure of the building, for a seamless finish. The curtain features concealed magnetic contacts fitted on the side guide to aid fast installation. The curtain features concealed magnetic contacts fitted on the side guide to aid fast installation This is also supported by a space saving shaft-housing unit with integrated tubular drive, which enables almost invisible integration to a building’s infrastructure. If operated in combination with the FSA-FLEXControl Unit and line-monitored tubular drive, the system performs a full automatic teach-in run without the need for any mechanical adjustments, simplifying installation. Innovative solutions Preassembled wiring also makes the door system very easy to fit and service. Tom Langley, Projects Director for Hörmann UK, said: “Our new FlexFire Protection Curtain has been specifically designed to provide the highest standards in fire and smoke protection and meet all the relevant regulations." "We are committed to continuous product development that offers innovative solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of our wide client base and our latest launch is reflective of this.” The FlexFire Protection Curtain is available in galvanized steel as standard, with the opportunity to customize components in a RAL color to suit the interior design of the building.