New warehouse is a 'vote of confidence' in Thetford business TROX UK
A multi-million pound storage and distribution building for an air conditioning manufacturer in Thetford has been completed.
The 20,000 sq ft warehouse and undercroft car park for TROX UK has a canopy to link the new site with the company’s existing facility, in Caxton Way.
Designed by Rees Pryer Architects and built by Mixbrow Construction, the building took 34 weeks to complete for TROX, which manufactures and sells air conditioning as well as ventilation systems and components.
Suzanne Archer, MD (finance and operations) for TROX, said: “This multi-million pound project is seen as an investment by our parent company TROX GmbH and a vote of confidence in the business.
“The new facilities will reduce our carbon footprint, improve our customer service and reduce our ongoing costs.
“The project has been a real local effort using a raft of local suppliers including Attleborough-based BHA who carried out the civil design and Gill Associates who was our employer’s agent.
“My thanks go to all members of the team that worked hard to get this project over the line.”
Based in Thetford since 1971, about 150 people work from the site and the new building will enable further expansion as part of TROX UK’s long-term business plan.
Darren Webb, MD of Mixbrow, said: “We knew the design would be more complex than your usual building project due to having an undercroft car park which was something we suggested as an alternative option to the original plan.
“The intention was to create 42 bays under the new warehouse, freeing up the space that was provisionally allocated for parking elsewhere on the site.”
Engineering consultancy Superstructures was brought in to work with Mixbrow on the structural design.