A delivery for Waitrose

March 21, 2014

We are delighted to inform you all that Barton Plant has successfully won a bid to work on our largest single contract to date. Building on our strong relationship with the projects developer, Gazeley, we will be working alongside main contractors McLaren Construction, to help lay the foundations for a new national distribution centre for Waitrose at Magna Park in Milton Keynes.

We are pleased to be working with project developers Gazeley again following a strong 25 year relationship with them, and our successful partnership last year with the Magna Park contract for the work carried out for John Lewis’s distribution centre in Milton Keynes. We look forward to our continued work with Gazeley in the future.

The development covers over 1 million sqft of land equal in size to 12 Premier League football pitches.  This £5m contract will see Barton providing bulk earth removal and soil stabilisation, while Peter Bennie will provide over 100,000 tonnes of stone from Wroxton quarry.

The distribution centre will simplify the Waitrose supply chain in order to improve their resilience and stability to serve their branches in the future. Waitrose Supply Chain Director David Jones stated that “The decision to open our first national distribution centre marks a pivotal moment in our supply history and reflects our phenomenal growth”.

The centre is capable of distributing 25,000 grocery and home department lines nationally, supporting Waitrose’s ambitious plans for continued growth in the future that includes a further 38 stores to open in 2014 alone.

Please click the following link to view Gazeley’s live camera feed of our progress on this project: http://www.reachtimelapse.co.uk/gazeley/waitrose/

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