Monday 26th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Tesco’s building goes up at DIRFT

CA Group, the building manufacturer and installer, has completed work on the 940,000 sq ft distribution centre at Prologis’ Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal which will be occupied by Tesco.

The new distribution centre is rail connected with BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation, and a carbon neutral envelope.

Tesco expects to increase its use of rail freight when the new site opens. Daventry Grocery will replace Tesco’s current grocery distribution centre at Fenny Lock, Milton Keynes which is no longer able to cope with the volume of products that it is required to stock.

Tesco is moving into the facility as part of its drive to produce zero carbon by 2050, and Prologis stipulated that all embodied carbon should be measured and reduced. CA Group supplied pre-finished steel with Confidex Sustain steel which is 100 per cent offset.

CA Group development director Brian Watson, said: “The targets set by Tesco, and other companies committed to aggressively reducing their carbon emissions, can only be achieved if the same rules apply to each link in the supply chain.

“Over the past five years we have successfully reduced our CO2 emissions, resulting from the distribution of materials used in our roof and wall constructions, by more than 35 per cent by changing our procurement and delivery processes.”