Woolworths Heathwood Chilled & Frozen Distribution Centre (HCFDC)

Overview

On behalf of Woolworths Group and LOGOS Group, Vaughan completed ahead of schedule the 42,000m² temperature-controlled distribution centre.

Outcome

The 22-meter-high semi-automated freezer and chiller facility includes 33,460m² of warehousing, freezer, chiller and staging area, 2,796m² of office space and a 60-meter-long 179m² airbridge that connects to the neighbouring Hilton Meats facility.

The facility also houses an MHE workshop, 250 bay forklift charging room, four blast freezers, a 2,842m² returns facility as well as a pedestrian bridge, multi-deck carpark and extensive hardstand and landscaped areas.

The new facility will enable fresher, faster and more efficient deliveries of frozen and long-life chilled products to around 280 stores across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

At full capacity, more than two million cartons a week will move through the Heathwood facility. Co-location with Woolworths’ meat supplier Hilton Meats’ production facility will help take up to 390 truck movements off Brisbane roads each week.

The Heathwood Distribution Centre is also targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, with a major solar panel system on the roof and charge points for electric trucks.

The project created around 200 Queensland jobs throughout construction and will sustain around 300 jobs after.

Completed Project

Under Construction

Facility Space

42,000M2

Location

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