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Retail giant gets mega distribution centre

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Work has recently been completed on a new Tesco distribution centre in Livingston, which is believed to be largest building in the UK.

Main contractor Taylor Woodrow completed its design and build contract in 65 weeks and work included in excess of 900,000m³ of bulk earthworks and 3,730 driven piles. The 304,800m³ warehouse also required steelwork contractor Atlas Ward Structures to erect 3,500t of structural steel.

The building, which is over half a mile long, includes three office areas and a restaurant. The project also involved extensive highways works and parking facilities for 1,000 people working in two shifts.

The distribution centre is a mixed ambient, chilled and frozen depot with ancillary buildings servicing the whole of Scotland.

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