Tesco distribution centre in Whitley to be built and designed by Vinci

Published: 19 Jan 2012 10:305 comments

THE £27 million contract to design and build a regional distribution centre for Tesco on the site of the former Berkshire Brewery in Whitley has been awarded to Vinci Construction UK.

THE £27 million contract to design and build a regional distribution centre for Tesco on the site of the former Berkshire Brewery in Whitley has been awarded to Vinci Construction UK.

The 904,000 square foot complex, which will include a state of the art vehicle maintenance unit, a vehicle wash and refuelling depot. will have ultra green credentials.

The building work being carried out by Vinci's Retail and Interiors Division will be completed to BREEAM standards and will emit 34% less CO2 than the levels imposed by the 2010 building regulations.

Chris Pape, managing director of Vinci's building division for the midlands, south west, wales and retail, said: "We are absolutely delighted to continue our excellent relationship with Tesco Stores Ltd on this project.

"It is particularly pleasing to be working on a project that, once completed, will provide in excess of 1,000 employment opportunities to the local area."

Earlier this week Worton Grange Industrial Limited announced "exciting" new proposals to buiild 300 homes, with 10,000 square feet of retail space, including a supermarket, on the nearby former Hewlett Packard site in Whitley.

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  • Zion Lion
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    Jan 19, 11:24
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    Tesco bringing MORE jobs to the area; where are all the naysayers?

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  • Karen J
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    Jan 19, 18:10
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    With all the job cuts these days it is nice to see some companies bucking the trend! Hopefully they can rework the plans and get a shop set up on Whitley Street as that is one area in need of rejuvenation!

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  • Bushes Banal
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    Jan 20, 11:26
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    As an overweight guy who works in the public sector I'm all for more local places to load up on pies.

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  • cherokee
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    Jan 29, 14:14
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    A project that, once completed, will provide in excess of 1,000 employment opportunities to the local area...... No mention of all the jobs that will be lost due to the closure of Brooklands Weybridge warehouse !!!!

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  • lanner123
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    Feb 28, 20:59
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    yes the new site will create about 1000 jobs in reading, but at least that amount will be lost when weybridge and welham green depots are closed.

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