The Range, Avonmouth

Client

Superstores International Ltd

Location

Avonmouth

Value

£50m approx.

Size

1.2m SQFT

Specialism

MEP Design

The purpose-built regional distribution hub for The Range, a leading home retail brand, stands as one of the largest single buildings in the West Country.

With a sprawling 1.2 million square feet of space, this facility plays a crucial role in supporting the distribution needs of approximately 170 Range stores across the UK.

The project not only created over 1,000 new jobs within the warehouse and distribution center but also incorporated advanced technologies and sustainable features to ensure operational efficiency and environmental responsibility.

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The Brief

ESC was entrusted with the responsibility of delivering this ambitious project.

Our team undertook the design, construction, and implementation of the massive distribution hub. The primary objectives were to create a highly functional space to support efficient product distribution, incorporate state-of-the-art technologies for safety and efficiency, and achieve an outstanding Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating. Additionally, we aimed to provide a conducive work environment with all necessary staff facilities.

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The Outcome

The successful completion of the project yielded several notable outcomes.

The Range’s regional distribution hub became a cornerstone of their supply chain, supporting the seamless distribution of products to their extensive network of stores across the UK.

The creation of over 1,000 new jobs within the warehouse and distribution center significantly contributed to the local economy. The integration of advanced technologies, including gas leak detection systems, main roof water drainage systems, air conditioning, energy management systems, and state-of-the-art sprinklers, ensured a safe and efficient operation.

The highly engineered building envelope provided durability and insulation, safeguarding the stored goods. Moreover, the distribution hub achieved an impressive EPC rating of ‘A,’ reflecting its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability.

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  • We’ve instructed ESC on an array of projects and always appreciate the help and guidance provided by the team there. They are responsive, pro-active, technically proficient and dedicated to ensuring our projects are delivered promptly, sustainably and within budget.

    Paul Gillott – Project and Development Manager – Calthorpe Estates