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FP McCann’s precast docking system takes a Staffordshire distribution facility to a new level

Site: Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire 
Contractor: Winvic Construction 
Client: DBK Property and Construction Consultancy 
FP McCann’s specialist installation team is in the latter stages of completing the build of a multi-vehicle docking system on the huge Winvic Construction site at Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire. The specifcation build ‘large shed’ project is due for completion in Spring 2017.


Working on behalf of client DBK, Winvic and partners are constructing the 380,000 ft2 storage/ distribution facility and, following a successful supply and build tendering process, FP McCann is delivering a package of off-site manufactured precast products designed for speedy, efficient and safe installation.

Transported from the company’s Byley facility in Cheshire, dock leveller pits, shed perimeter and yard retaining walls, together with the large dockwall and prowall panels complete with door openings, are being delivered to site on a ‘just- in-time’ delivery schedule. Once on site, the walls and panels are lifted from the vehicles and placed directly into position in one single, safe operation. The fixers then secure the panels to the building’s steel frame.

The dockwall and prowall units total 40 and consist of 20 panels with two door openings (3.00m high x 2.86m wide); 8 panels with a single door opening (3.00m high x 2.86m wide) and 12 panels with a single personnel door. On completion, the docking bays with openings will span some 240 linear metres providing loading and unloading positions for 48 vehicles. 

Commenting on the dockwall, prowall and dock leveller pit construction, Rob Burnett, Project Manager for Winvic says, “This precast concrete system lends itself in particular to a safe and efficient build. Speed of installation means that vehicles can be quickly turned around and no site stocking of product is necessary. FP McCann’s fixing team are fully versed in this docking system and their working method complements the Winvic site construction practices.”

The first stage of the project saw FP McCann construct a boundary wall to the site using the popular and flexible ‘L’ Wall earth retaining system. Varying unit heights from 1.0m to 3.75m were installed to accommodate the external elevation changes across the site.

For further information on FP McCann’s precast concrete dock leveller solutions, contact the our sales team at Weston Underwood on 01335 361269 or email us at