Steel delivers giant grocery store in Kent
A large steel-framed temperature-controlled warehouse has risen up on the south bank of the River Thames at Erith, Kent for online grocery retailer Ocado.
Measuring 250m-long x 179m-wide, the single storey portal-framed building comprises six spans that rise either side of a central ridge.
Steelwork has also helped form a number of additional smaller structures, which include a main office, staff shop, a vehicle maintenance unit and a two-storey plant room.
This is Ocado’s fourth distribution centre in the UK and when it opens in 2017 the company says it will have the capacity to handle in excess of 200,000 orders per week.