Panel comes off Britain’s biggest freezer as storms batter Fenland

BRITAIN’S largest capacity freezer – built in Wisbech at a cost of nearly �9million - fell victim to the storms today as panelling ripped from the side of the massive cold store.

As this dramatic picture taken early today shows, gusts of about 60mph took its toll on Partner Logistics’ 35m tall building.

One staff member at the site, which stands beside the A47 and covers a plot the size of four football pitches, said “winds were ripping up the building” and causing “big problems”.

The 77,000 pallet, fully automated freezer, opened in July 2010, and can be seen up to six miles away.

At the time the company described the health and safety difficulties of manoeuvring and positioning 19m long panels weighing up to 400Kgs each.


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High winds, which begun yesterday, caused trouble across the county with police issuing a safety warning to motorists after 20 trees were felled - including one in Hannath Road, Tydd Gote.

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