Ocado Group – Customer Fulfilment Centre Extension
Ocado required an extension to their existing Dordon facility to fulfil up to 200,000 orders per week.
Waldeck were appointed by leading online retailer Ocado Group to provide civil and structural engineering services for a new state-of-the-art £210m distribution centre, a major investment for Ocado to ensure the future growth of the company, in Dordon, North Warwickshire. Having provided the structural design for the CFC at that time, Waldeck were later appointed to provide the architecture, civil and structural design services for the extension of the dispatch area.
Waldeck developed a number of 3D models to optimise the clients investment, this involved looking at a multitude of different configurations to evaluate the cost options for each scheme. The final scheme chosen was based upon economics whilst still delivering the clients expectations and operational requirements on functionality.
The centre boasts a highly sophisticated, automated system enabling the centre to fulfil up to 200,000 orders per week and the new extension now accommodates two new insitu scissor lift platforms.