Single envelope design for Aldi’s new DC
Aldi has chosen a single envelope design for its new cold store warehouse and distribution centre at Goldthorpe near Barnsley
The multi-million pound development is due to open next year and includes warehouse, chilled food storage areas and office space, totalling 52,000 sq m. The building has been designed by ISD Solutions and incorporates high performance insulated panels and a solar PV system from Kingspan.
The single envelope construction requires between 33-50 per cent less supporting steelwork than conventional structures, while the airtightness of the envelope ensures that the interior environment, both in the ambient and chilled areas of the warehouse, requires less energy to maintain and control.
The single envelope design was chosen as it produces a structure that is faster and more cost effective to build, with improved thermal properties.
The DC will serve Aldi’s stores across South and West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, employing some 400 new staff.
DSP Construction is the overall project management lead. 20,000 sqm of Kingspan’s controlled environment insulated wall panels are installed on the project, providing excellent levels of technical performance to ensure controlled temperature levels within the cold store. The panels feature a secret-fix system.
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Published: 21 June 2012 02:29 PM