Cold storage provider Magnavale has announced that its development currently taking place at its Chesterfield cold storage facility has made significant progress and is on track to be completed in late 2024.

On completion, the expansion will add 25,000 pallet positions to the cold stores’ existing capacity of 44,000, bringing the total pallet capacity of the facility to 69,000, making it one of the largest cold stores in the area.

Magnavale said that this expansion will not only accommodate the increasing volumes of the company’s existing customers but also open doors to new customers wanting to utilise Magnavale’s temperature-controlled facilities.

The facility features a portfolio of services including blast freezing, microwave up-tempering and contract packing.

Since February 2023, construction of Magnavale’s Chesterfield cold storage expansion has “progressed smoothly”. Over the month of September this year, work will commence on the site’s small plant rooms and internal services including electrical, plumbing, refrigeration and other systems.