DIRFT III, Daventry

The project

Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) is a rail-road intermodal freight terminal with an associated warehousing estate in Northamptonshire. Originally built in the 90’s and now owned by Prologis, the site has been expanded to provide an extra 4 million square feet of warehousing and offices. Leading brands are now using the site.

One such warehouse is DIRFT’s Unit DC628 (DC10) – a 627K+ square foot warehouse space. The developers have taken advantage of flat roof space above the main offices to create an outdoor amenity space which could be used by employees and visitors to the site, with plenty of seating for meetings or simply relaxing on a lunchbreak.

The Outdoor Deck Company supplied high-grade anti-slip Silvadec composite decking in Cayenne Grey which has been used in conjunction with porcelain tiles to create an interesting scheme, with planters, tables, seating and litter bins by Furnitubes completing the hard landscaping.

All areas of the scheme, including decking, paving and planters, were installed on top of Buzon PB adjustable pedestals and ALUrail system, with accessories such as U-PH5 slope correction and end stops.

All images credited to Furnitubes.

Project details

  • Location:Daventry
  • Product:Silvadec - Cayenne
  • Architect:BCA Design
  • Main Contractor:Elite Landscapes
  • Project status:Complete 2023