Costing £32million, IKEA’s 86,000sq m warehouse in Fletton, Peterborough is a massive distribution centre delivering goods to the company’s many stores throughout the UK, as well as providing direct delivery to customers. Sited on the north side of Fletton Parkway, the store forms part of a large commercial development.
Centrum Pile were called upon to supply 6,500no 250/350mm square section piles. Centrum Pile focusses solely on the manufacture of continuously reinforced precast concrete piles with a capacity of up to 20,000 linear metres per week. Investment in new concrete batching, transfer and mould filling equipment, as well as fully robotic pile cage fabrication, makes the company the largest UK manufacturer of fully reinforced concrete piles.
Phil Bradley, Project Manager, Shepherd Construction said:
“It’s essential to have an experience, dependable piling supplier geared up to supply piles and to work as quickly as they have. We had an initial stock of piles on site when we first started, but once we were up and running we moved onto a just-in-time basis, which worked really well. I was pleased with the piling operation, which was always ahead or on programme.”