Morrisons distribution centre, Bridgwater :: Shared Description

With its good links to the motorway system (M5 junctions 23 and 24), Bridgwater in Somerset has developed as a distribution hub for companies such as Argos, Toolstation, Morrisons and Gerber Juice. Morrisons supermarkets have developed a massive distribution centre north of Bridgwater to serve the southwest. Under construction in 2011 ST3140 : Sedgemoor : Morrisons Warehouses it opened later that year as part of an £11 million redevelopment project that created 1,200 new jobs.

In passing it's worth mentioning that thousands of jobs were lost after Morrisons acquired Safeway stores in the south of England and closed several distribution centres.

The Bridgwater site occupies a strip of land between the M5 and the Bristol-Taunton main line railway. Surprisingly the access for HGVs is a long and winding new road off the A39 northeast of the town rather than from the A38 dual carriageway to the west. The centre is a landmark for travellers on both the M5 and the railway, powerfully asserting the company's size and reach.

The main building is in the order of 600 metres long and 140 metres at its widest and has an area of over 71,000 square metres. The horizontal strips of cladding are of different shades of green, immediately suggesting 'levels': the Somerset Levels which form the setting of the building and the town. On another site to the north, nearer M5 junction 23, Morrisons have developed a fresh produce packing facility.

Source: Wikipedia searches on Somerset and Morrisons.
by Robin Stott

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ST3140 : St John Ambulance premises north of Bridgwater by Robin Stott
ST3140 : North end of Morrisons' distribution centre by Robin Stott
ST3140 : Morrisons Distribution Centre by N Chadwick
ST3140 : Morrisons Distribution Centre by N Chadwick
ST3140 : Not that way, Eddie! by Robin Stott
ST3139 : Section of Morrison's distribution centre, Bridgwater by Robin Stott
ST3140 : Morrisons Distribution Centre by N Chadwick
ST3139 : Near the south end of Morrison's distribution centre by Robin Stott

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Created: Sat, 9 Feb 2013, Updated: Sat, 9 Feb 2013

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