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Buckingham Group to construct River Island Distribution Centre

Successful building contractor Buckingham Group Contracting has been award the contract to construct a Distribution Centre for leading high street fashion retailer, River Island.

The £11M project involves the design and build of a new build development comprising two interconnecting warehouses accessed by 47 loading bays with dock levellers and 6 level accesses. One of the warehouses will accommodate the internal structure for a two-storey transport office and three-storey, high quality office accommodation. All buildings are to be constructed with a BREEAM rating of Excellent.

The units will be complete with fire escape staircases and external plant buildings. Extensive external works, including parking for 149 lorries and 490 cars, will be undertaken with extensive hard and soft landscaping. The works include the formation of a building plateau and the distribution of mains services and drainage.

This contract win further demonstrates the position of Buckingham Group Contracting within the regional distribution and retail sector and is due for completion in May 2010.

One of the fastest growing Main Contractors in the UK, Buckingham Group Contracting have established themselves as leading Building Contractors focusing on Distribution Centres, Warehousing, Retail, Offices and Stadia.

With the support of in house specialist divisions undertaking Land Regeneration, Demolition, Civils and Rail projects, Buckingham undertake significant multi-disciplinary construction projects across a wide range of sectors. This latest contract win showcases their ability to deliver large complex construction contracts within the retail and distribution sectors. Buckingham Group have recently completed the sustainable state-of-the-art £40m Pineham Regional Distribution Facility for Sainsbury’s and have undertaken a range of contracts for other retail specialists such as 3663 and Domino’s.

Director Mike Kempley said:

”This prestigious contract represents another major step in the development and growth of our business. Buckingham Group Contracting have the experienced staff, well developed specialist supply chain and the design teams, which, together, have enabled us to make a major impact in the retail and distribution sector.”

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