Firm is cost consultant and CDM co-ordinator on Amazon’s largest UK distribution centre

Consultant DBK has been appointed on ’mega shed’, a 1.1million ft2 disribution centre for online retailer Amazon in Dunfermline, Scotland.

DBK will act as cost consultant, employer’s agent and CDM co-ordinator for Birmingham developer Graftongate.

The scheme is set to create 750 jobs and will be Amazon’s largest UK fulfilment centre. 

The development site is situated on a 39 acre site at Calais Muir South in Dunfermline, alongside the M90 and close to the junction with the A92.

The deal is said to be the largest industrial property transaction ever to take place in Scotland.

Duncan Berry, principal director at DBK, said: “We are extremely pleased to be a part of this project, which will bring considerable benefits to the local Dunfermline area, both in terms of investment and job creation. 

“Due to the deadline for occupation by Amazon, we were required to move forward with the build programme to ensure a start in January 2011.

“By working closely with Graftongate and the project team we were able to finalise the construction contracts ‘back to back’, with the lease and funding agreements within only a few months.”

Built to meet BREEAM Very Good standards, completion date is aimed at the last quarter of 2011.