Since the 1950s Firmin lorries have been a regular sight on the Kent roads. From their beginnings as agricultural haulage operators and farmers, AlanFirmin Limited have grown into a business employing over 100 people and operating 180 lorries, tractors and trailers from over 650,000 sq ft of floor space in the South-East. Working with dha, Firmins have recently obtained permission from Swale Borough Council for the relocation of the haulage operation from Snodland to a new depot at Kemsley, Sittingbourne.
This major relocation will secure the future of the company’s haulage contracts with their main customers such as Knauf, who operate out of Kemsley Park. The proposal submitted by dha involved the provision of a 14,000 sq ft 2 storey warehouse building with offices and service bay and included a yard with parking for the company’s lorry fleet of 118 commercial vehicle spaces and 108 car spaces on a site of 2.2ha.
dha planning prepared and co-ordinated the planning submissions which involved detailed consideration of visual impact, highway issues, drainage, landscaping, noise, lighting, flooding, biodiversity and archaeology. dha transport had to provide highway support as the site is accessed onto the Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road.
The new depot opened in 2012.
For more information please contact Jason Lewis or Simon Moon.