Co-operative Group’s new distribution centre, which will serve the whole of Scotland, will be fitted out by construction group Sisk over a 20-week programme.
Sisk’s fit-out work on the 503,000 sq ft building will include mechanical and electrical services, frozen and chilled refrigeration, and the introduction of internal racking and a sprinkler system. The project is worth £13.8 million.
The distribution centre’s supporting office areas will also be fitted by Sisk, while external work will include the construction of a vehicle maintenance, wash and refuelling bay.
Tim Ellis, Project Manager at Co-Operative Group Supply Chain, said: “Serving our entire Scotland region, we need reassurance that the installation will be delivered 100 per cent right first time.
“Sisk has worked on intricate and complex fit outs with the Co-operative Group before and we are satisfied their project management skills and expertise are the best for the task ahead.”
Earlier this year, Sisk was awarded the contract to redevelop a site on Argyle Street in Glasgow for fashion retailer TK Maxx.
The new shop, which is set to open in September, will be TK Maxx’s largest in the UK and is set to create 100 retail jobs and plenty more temporary employment opportunities in time for Christmas.
Commenting on the services Sisk can offer now it has opened a regional office in Scotland, the construction firm’s Director Chris Dyer said: “We opened the new office recognising that clients like The Co-operative Group seek our skills and expertise throughout the UK, but at a local level.”
On the Co-op contract, he added: “We look forward to working with our partners to present a high quality finish to this project.”