Morrisons’ £95 million South West regional Distribution Centre at Bridgwater in Somerset became fully operational in early 2012. The Centre includes ambient, chilled, frozen and bread warehouses, a packing plant along with a Goods In building, Resource Recovery Unit and Vehicle Maintenance Unit. The facility also has a fuel filling station, vehicle wash, two gatehouses and a driver’s Check In building. The site’s drainage design and implementation had to be agreed with the Inland Drainage Board who made daily inspections to monitor the works, ensuring the strict water management procedures were being followed. A total of 2100 metres of RECYFIX® HICAP® was installed to drain the hard standing areas created.
There were two contracts placed for the work. The first phase, for the Distribution Centre, was awarded to Bowmer Kirkland with Churngold from Avonmouth responsible for purchasing the channels and ground work. The second phase contract was the Morrisons Packing Plant, awarded to McClarens with Fortel Services responsible for purchasing and ground work.