Britcon starts work on second phase of Grimsby UK automotive terminal for ABP

Yorkshire and Humber based civil engineering and building company, Britcon, has been appointed by Associated British Ports (ABP) to deliver the next phase of development at its new Grimsby Automotive Terminal (GAT).

Britcon has recently completed phase 1a on the 100 acre former Tioxide site in Grimsby to provide a 10 acre vehicle import/export storage facility. Phase 1b includes development of a further 8.5 acres on the site.

Both phases include extensive design work with earthworks modelling optimisation for the groundworks and drainage which had to be calculated for full storm conditions including compliant attenuation systems utilising large bore pipework, channel drainage systems and existing watercourses.

Britcon is also contracted to provide perimeter security fencing, LED lighting on 30 metre high masts, lining and signage as well as all the tarmac surfacing work for the project in collaboration with sister firm Specialist Surfacing Ltd.

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with a network of 21 ports that support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5bn ($9.12bn) to the economy every year, handling £149bn of trade. The Port of Grimsby is one of the UK’s leading automotive ports and a major hub for the burgeoning offshore wind industry. The port also continues to handle a wide range of other cargoes, whilst retaining strong links to the fishing and food industries.

ABP Humber Director, Simon Bird, said: ‘This is a fantastic development for the Port of Grimsby and we’re happy to be working with Britcon to drive this project forward. We look forward to being able to offer an extra 8.5 acres to our automotive customers in this new facility at Grimsby.’

Britcon has extensive experience in the ports industry with other key clients including DFDS Seaways, CRO Ports, PD Ports, RMS, Hutchinson Ports and VAG Ports.