The phase two contract was for the design and installation of bottom-driven steel cased piles and pile caps to support a new mezzanine floor level within the existing ASDA Integrated Distribution Centre (IDC) at Magna Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. The Centre is one of the biggest Autostore operations in the UK
In order to maximise the use of space and develop more speedy and cost effective automated systems, the proposal was to extend the mezzanine floor level within the existing distribution centre.
The centre is a strictly controlled environment with zero tolerance for fumes or solvents.
All equipment to be used in the centre therefore had to be electrically powered, with generators located outside the building. The client’s fork lift operatos also required 24 hour access around the working area.
Roger Bullivant Limited (RB) adopted the use of three electrically-powered piling rigs to deliver the piled solution for the phase two extended mezzanine floor.