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Port of Tilbury still reaping benefits of 30 year old Rubb warehouse

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A Rubb warehouse has been brought back to life to support relocation goals of Tilbury Port planners and a long-term customer.

Port of Tilbury still reaping benefits of 30 year old Rubb warehouse

The original warehouse, a 30 m twin span x 102 m long structure, was constructed in 1990 and located at Berth 42, Port of Tilbury. 10 years later, this warehouse was then relocated and extended to 138 m 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.

Rubb to the rescue

Port officials contacted Rubb to assess, organise and reconstruct the stored warehouse, working alongside the main contractor Dyer and Butler. Dyer and Butler is the main contractor supporting Port of Tilbury with the design and build of the port’s overall infrastructure project. The project is to improve and create a new rail and road system connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tilbury 2. Dyer and Butler was also responsible for the foundations onsite.

The project plans meant the Port of Tilbury needed to relocate a long-term customer Maritime. Maritime specialises in road and rail logistics. Instead of constructing a new warehouse, the 30 year old Rubb warehouse was pulled out of storage and was used to support the relocation and needs of Maritime.

The Rubb team was onsite for 10 weeks and the warehouse, now adapted to a 30 m twin span x 78 m long, is located at Lakeside 2.

Rubb also supplied:

  • Health check for all steelwork.
  • New doors and supporting steelwork (new sizes and positions).
  • New lighting and electrics.
  • All new PVC fabric cladding.
  • 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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