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Case Study

‘760,000 sq ft Distribution Centre
in 37 Weeks’


Donabate 760,000 sq ft Ambient Distribution Centre for Tesco (2007)

Challenge: Cost certainty via extensive technical coordination.


Groundworks Solution

Mannings reused all excavated arisings from a glacial till sloping embankment, to create a platform for the distribution centre building and yard footprint. 250,000m3 of material was moved as part of cut and fill exercise, with no materials removed from site. A Quality Management Plan developed and implemented by Mannings ensured quality of the as constructed embankment, supported by on-site lab facility and an extensive testing and monitoring regime.

Steel Frame

Mannings directed all coordination activities, (largely in advance of subcontractor appointments), resulting in zero additional steel modifications to the 3,000 tonne primary steel frame in Donabate. Manning’s ‘Right first time’ approach adopted to all coordinating activities in Donabate contributing to the successful handover to Operations 37 weeks from commencement of steel.

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