Illustrating logistics strategies that help cut waste and cost in a retail project.
Between June 2009 and January 2010 Bowmer & Kirkland built a Tesco store at Hodge Hill about 5 km east of Birmingham’s city centre. This fast-track project was based on a standard design concept with a substantial proportion of pre-engineering.
The project value was £10.6 million.
“Format 45” is a design concept for a 45,000ft2 store. It is a store on ‘stilts’ with the car park underneath. Standard designs create a repeat effect allowing cost effective and fast build programmes.
The location is largely residential and the site was restricted. With a large part of the car park underneath the store, there was minimal space for the construction project infrastructure.