Salt Barn Storage

Derby City Council


Client goal

Create a cost-effective storage facility at the existing depot in Derby

The contract was open to companies across Europe but in terms of quality and price De Boer came out on top. The best thing about De Boer handling this project was the speed. We had been given the go-ahead in May to build a salt barn in time for the winter. De Boer completed the entire project in just 10 or 11 weeks.

Richard Kiverton | Derby City Council - Derby City Council's Fleet and Depot Manager
Client requirements

The facility needed to store 5,000 tonnes of salt, doubling the capacity that could previously be stored externally at Stores Road. In common with local authorities across Britain, Derby City Council was seeking to keep its motorists moving during poor weather. Recent harsh winters have forced many Councils to reappraise the way they store and handle their gritting salt – seeking to maximise efficiency whilst also reducing long term running costs.

Structures built
Services and facilities provided

Project management services
Turn-key operation
Vehicle access door
Personnel door
Translucent PVC roof
'Single pour' concrete base
All ground works (including concrete base)
Internal and external LED lighting
Rainwater harvesting
Laying of external tarmac and fencing

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