After a competitive tender involving the world’s largest warehouse developers, Bericote were chosen as a preferred partner to redevelop an ageing and inefficient 1960’s warehouse to a modern state of the art facility for Sainsbury’s.
Sainsbury’s had a 99 year lease on the property with only 40 years remaining which contained draconian terms.
Bericote negotiated around the complicated legal issues with the landlord in order to obtain permission for the redevelopment with no extra rental cost and on lease terms which are more agreeable lease terms.
Bericote obtained planning through delegated powers ahead of time, and demolished the old concrete framed building and construct a 250,000 sq. ft. state of the art warehouse, housing frozen, chilled and ambient chambers, which is dedicated to serving Sainsbury’s 200 convenience stores throughout South London.
"We wanted to adopt a new approach to the redevelopment of the site and working with Bericote as preferred developer helped us achieve this throughout the whole process whilst keeping the delivery date on track"
|David Gardiner, Logistics Manager, Sainsburys|