Drift ll, Zone 1, Daventry

Prologis for End User Tesco

RPS advised on the development of a 825,000ft2 cross dock, distribution centre located at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT).

The development includes a rail link with a dedicated set of rail sidings to actively reduce carbon emissions whilst supplying the park’s occupants with the majority of their incoming produce.

The sloping nature of the site required a considerable earthworks operation to maximise the sites potential with a level platform.

RPS provided Civil, Structural and Highways designs for the following elements:

Pad foundation with the cut and fill areas

Ground bearing floor slab

External hardstanding slabs

Heavy duty concrete hardstanding suitable for use by reach stackers

Large retaining structures separating rail sidings from the external service yard

Long span link bridge multi-storey car park across service yard to main building.