Co-Operative, Birtley

Location: Birtley, County Durham
Sector: Private
Industrial solutions: Vehicle Restraint Systems
Contractors: Clegg Special Projects


Installation of safety barriers and balustrading to protect loading bays, warehouse racking, pedestrian walkways and plant.

Products installed:

  • Armco Barrier Rail
  • Column Protection Units
  • Integral Handrail
  • Rack End Protectors
  • Site-Cop Speed Restraints
  • Heavy Duty Handrail
  • Height Restrictors
  • GH Buffers
  • Bollards
  • Wheel Guides

The project:

The new Co-Operative Composite Distribution Centre in Birtley covers 25,600 sq metres (276,000 sq ft) and supplies a vast range of products from 3,500 lines to 262 Co-Operative stores in the North of England.

Activity in the centre is extremely busy, with hundreds of vehicle movements daily, facilitated by more than 500 members of staff.

We won the contract to supply and install all the safety barriers, balustrades, loading bay barriers and racking protectors inside the warehouse, as well as the vehicle perimeter barriers and ramps barriers externally.

All products, with the exception of the galvanised steel barriers, were painted in high visibility yellow.

The spring steel barriers are designed to absorb impacts from HGVs and forklift trucks, while retaining their own integrity and on-going effectiveness.

The Co-Op were determined to ensure their new development was as environmentally friendly as possible – waste oil is used to help provide heating and the lighting system is solar controlled to minimise wastage. This ensures a variable level of interior lighting to automatically complement exterior levels.



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