Lidl RDC, Exeter

500,000 sq ft temperature controlled Regional Distribution Centre

Winvic were contracted by Lidl UK to construct a new temperature controlled, 500,000 sq ft Regional Distribution Centre (RDC).

At a glance

  • Client: Lidl UK
  • Architect: SDS Structural Design
  • Engineer: Jubb
  • Programme: 53 weeks
  • Completion: August 2017
  • BREEAM: Very Good

The temperate controlled building is split into:

  • 31,000 sq ft freezer
  • 148,000 sq ft chilled zone
  • 5,500 sq ft pallet storage/future freezer
  • remaining 246,000 sq ft provides areas for recycling, battery charging and processing.

The freezer room and chilled areas are able to maintain the required temperatures through evaporators provided within the refrigeration system.

The design is also energy efficient, maximising natural light where possible, minimising external wall surfaces, optimising the building’s thermal performance through landscaping and planting, detecting daylight to control the lighting and harvesting rainwater.

  • Storage room for 11,000 pallets on four tiers of shelves reaching to 13m

  • One and a half mile site circumference

  • 148,000 sq ft chilled zone and 31,000 sq ft freezer

Site location

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