Gallagher Ltd undertook the groundworks package for a new regional distribution centre for Amazon.
The project comprises of a rectangular process building 371m long by 137m wide and 21m high, a two storey office block, 61 loading docks, parking provision for 167 lorries, with additional surface parking and a multi storey car park for 1,901 parking spaces.
Gallagher was appointed to carry out the construction of foundations for all structures, install foul and surface water drainage including the construction of nine pumping stations and thirteen bypass separators, and builders work in connection with service installations. External works comprised of standard HB2 kerbs and trief high containment kerbs. Car parking and footpaths are a block paving finish.
The programme for the main building was very fast, involving close co-ordination between ourselves, the piling contractor and steel frame contractor. Early access was required by the client for fitting out.
We were involved in a tender process where both price and a proven track record of delivering similar schemes was taken into account, in particular Project Hawthorn in Milton Keynes. After this process we emerged as McLaren’s preferred groundwork contractor, and this was endorsed by the client’s representatives at a post tender interview.
Head Office address:
Gallagher Group, Leitrim House, Little Preston
Aylesford, Kent ME20 7NS
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd., Hermitage Quarry
Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT