S&W expands ‘A Whole Lot More’
£15 million investment in landmark 20-acre site at Chancellors Road will see it house a new multi-purpose distribution hub, head office space, vehicle management area, recycling area and much more
2 March 2022 | 0
S&W Wholesale promised to offer ‘A Whole Lot More’ and that is exactly what the group has delivered through the announcement of its redevelopment project plan.
An investment of more than £15 million in a landmark 20-acre site will be home to a new multi-purpose distribution hub, head office space, vehicle management area, recycling area and much more. The new state-of-the-art storage centre will boast 180,000sq ft, hosting all ambient, chilled, fresh and frozen products under one roof.
To give you the magnitude of this investment, S&W’s current location in Carnbane which has been the group’s home since 2010 already operates at 100,000sq ft. The redevelopment plan will almost double this capacity, which S&W says will allow its “continued vision for growth, improve our efficiencies and investment in both the business and local area”.
The group is confident that its move to the conveniently based Chancellors Road, just off the main A1 Dual Carriageway out of Newry to Dublin, will position S&W in the best location to service retail and wholesale customers throughout the island of Ireland with greater ease.
“Over the past number of years we have experienced sustained growth and this investment into the new multi-purpose site is aimed at facilitating this growth further and to provide our employees with a better working environment as well as providing a more efficient way of working across the entire business,” said Michael Skelton, MD of S&W Wholesale.
The site will become more eco-friendly focused with the introduction of solar panels, electric car charging points and methods of reducing waste – reducing S&W’s carbon footprint for the future.
“We are committed to driving our footprint in the local community with plans to build on our 250+ workforce and work alongside local business and organizations in making a real positive change in the local area and beyond,” Skelton added.
Aspects of the new facility are well under way with a local architect firm spearheading the cutting-edge design.
“We are really excited about the build and to get Phase 1 underway,” Skelton continued. “With all that has happened over the past few years with the pandemic, this is a positive story for all involved with S&W, the local area, employees and their communities as well as our retailers and trade partners as we continue to be one of Ireland’s leading grocery wholesalers. We will continue to deliver A Whole Lot More.”