Project Description


Aldi Distribution Centres

“Aldi’s continued expansion programme within the UK, has included the realisation of a number of regional distribution centres strategically located around the country to serve its food stores. RGP Architects designed and were involved in the construction of four of these distribution centres at Chelmsford, Naas, Bathgate and Neston. The latter three were procured under construction management contracts administered by our own RGP Construction Management team.

Each regional distribution centre sits on approximately 34 acres of land. The gross internal floor area of the warehouse is in excess of 300,000 sq.ft. with a potential for up to a 50% future increase. A total of nearly sixty loading bays are required to maintain a high level of operational efficiency. The management and administration staff are accommodated in the fully air-conditioned office wing that have openable windows to permit natural ventilation. Additional staff facilities are also included within the warehouse.

Materials used include brick, reformed stone and fair-face concrete. Windows are double glazed set in thermally broken aluminium frames. Modular components have been adopted where appropriate.”

  • Floor Space: 1.2 million sq.ft

  • Client: Aldi

  • Site area: 136 acres