System Logistics SPA (SL client Nestle Waters UK)
Project Management / Employer’s Agent / Cost Consultancy
The partnership between Projex and System Logistics/Krones has continued to grow following the successful handover of the civils element to Nestle Waters for their warehouse expansion project at their site in Buxton. The works were a part of the Nestle Waters wider investment in the site to create a state-of-the-art logistics operation that significantly reduces the need for external storage and significantly reduce the need for their products to be transported from the Buxton bottling plant to external warehouses by road thereby assisting Nestle Waters overall target to be carbon neutral by 2025. It is estimated by Nestle Waters that the new investment will cut CO2 emissions by around 480T every year.
System Logistics instructed Projex to manage and deliver the civils element to facilitate their automated clad rack high bay warehouse on behalf of the end user, global food and drinks manufacturer Nestle Waters.
Projex have managed the process from concept design with System Logistics and Nestle Waters to the Construction Stage to successfully achieving Practical Completion in April 2021, all whilst managing the impact and adapting to the implications of COVID-19 ensuring Health and Safety was number one priority.
The works consist of a 150,000 sq ft industrial clad-rack unit with supporting areas including a logistics office and MHE area. The works comprised of significant cut and fill, ground improvement works in a difficult Buxton micro-climate with a high-water table and planning height restrictions. This required the warehouse to be sunk into the limestone sub strata to achieve an acceptable building height. The design took the opportunity to salvage the excavated rock for reuse under the buildings, roads and hardstandings. The slab was poured in open air during difficult times of the year, achieving the required flatness tolerances for the end-user and automation works. The Works also had to ensure Nestle Waters operations were not interrupted throughout the construction process as the expansion project was adjacent a live site with incoming and outgoing operations for Nestle Waters.