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The new Sing Kee 37,000 sq ft warehouse will include a cold store, dock levellers, loading bays and a marshalling area structure.
Jane Imrie

Construction begins on Leeds warehouse for Chinese supermarket chain

Work has started on a brand-new food store warehouse and distribution facility on the outskirts of Leeds city centre for supermarket chain and food import group Sing Kee Foods.

Situated on the former Cherry Row bus depot site next to the existing Sing Kee Foods supermarket and Oriental City Restaurant, the new 37,000 sq ft warehouse will include a cold store, dock levellers, loading bays and a marshalling area structure.

Leeds-based Adept Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers is providing engineering services for the development, which is expected to be complete at the end of the year.

Since beginning in 1987 as a single-van operation supplying food to takeaways across the region, Sing Kee Foods has established a chain of supermarkets in Leeds and Bradford, offering fresh and frozen food as well as commodities imported from the Far East.

Owner of Sing Kee Foods, Peter Lee, said: “We’ve been working on the plans and design for this new food storage warehouse and distribution facility for the last two years so it’s very exciting to see work underway.

“This latest investment in our storage and distribution functions will enable us to buy in bigger volumes, as well as significantly improving efficiency across our operations, which means even more choice, faster services and continued great value for our customers.”

Paul Gill, associate director at Adept, added: “This is a superb project to be working on that will give a disused but highly accessible site a new lease of life… Once complete, a modern, very highly specified and efficient facility will be created that will be a great addition to Sing Kee Foods’ distribution and retail network.”

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