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Port of Tilbury revamps 30-year-old warehouse

18 June 2019

The original warehouse was a 30m twin span x 102m long structure, constructed in 1990 and located at Berth 42, Port of Tilbury.

Ten years later, this warehouse was then relocated and extended to 138m long to accommodate a new customer and long-term contract at Berth 45. The warehouse configuration was a drive through facility with openings in the gable. It was then dismantled by a third party in 2015 and put into storage.

Port officials contacted Rubb to assess, organise and re-construct the stored warehouse, working alongside the main contractor Dyer and Butler. The project is to improve and create a new rail and road system connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tilbury 2. The project plans meant the Port of Tilbury needed to relocate long-term customer Maritime.

Instead of constructing a new warehouse, the 30-year old Rubb warehouse was was pulled out of storage and was used to support the relocation and needs of Maritime. The Rubb team was on site for 10 weeks and the warehouse, now adapted to a 30m twin span x 78m long, is located at Lakeside 2.

Rubb also supplied: a health check for all steelwork; new doors and supporting steelwork (new sizes and positions); new lighting and electrics; new PVC fabric cladding; and new sidewall gutters and central symphonic system.

Jenis Mistry, project engineer at Port of Tilbury London, said: “The major benefit of Port of Tilbury using Rubb warehouses is the modular design which assists with changing the size of the structures. They can also be dismantled and erected in new locations. The Rubb team were very helpful throughout the process and I would highly recommend Rubb adaptable warehouse solutions.”

 
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