Knight Webb Secures Instruction On New 90,000 sq ft Internet Fulfilment Centre for Waitrose

Picker collects items for online shoppers in Waitrose's 'dark' supermarket in west London

Knight Webb will be providing technical support and carry out a fund monitoring role directly for Evander Properties and completed development owners British Airways Pension Fund (BAPF) for a 90,000 sq ft built to suit dot.com fulfilment centre for leading UK supermarket retailer Waitrose in Coulsdon, South London.

Construction will commence with Winvic Construction in January 2014 and is expected to deliver the expanding retailer’s first bespoke distribution centre dedicated to on-line orders in Q4 2014. The facility will create over 600 jobs and constitutes a total investment of over £30 million.

The deal was signed at the start of October 2013 after a complex site assembly and acquisition process where Knight Webb provided project management and cost consultancy support.

Development is the second project instruction received by Evander and Waitrose following successful completion on time and of the 420,000 sq ft build to suit regional distribution centre also built for Waitrose at Matrix Park, Chorley.