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Sainsbury's - Waltham Point

Sainsbury's - Regional Distribution Centre, Waltham Point

Sainsbury's, the third largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, has a market share of 16.5 per cent.

The group's head office is in the Sainsbury's Store Support Centre in Holborn Circus, London. The group also has interests in property and banking.

The brief
Sainsbury’s Waltham Point Distribution Centre in Essex employs over 1,200 people, covers over 700,000 sq ft – the equivalent to nine football pitches - and delivers to 89 Sainsbury’s stores across London and the South East of England.

Employed directly by Sainsbury’s project manager, RGCM Ltd, and working alongside the consultant, Couch Perry and Wilkes, Jet Environmental was contracted to provide an HVAC solution.

The solution
Our HVAC solution involved frost protection to the sprinkler system and 0.5ach-1 of fresh air ventilation to keep internal summertime temperatures to acceptable levels. This was necessary to offset the 1,050kW of internal gains from the MHE equipment.

The ambient store systems were designed to incorporate future cooling should the loads increase.

Specific requirement:

  • flexible design to incorporate future cooling

Technical data

Data High bay Process Total
Length (m) 234 337  
Width (m) 100 100  
Average height (m) 17.3 5.3  
Floor area (m²) 23,400 33,700 57,100
Volume (m3) 404,820 178,610 583,430
Number of units/ systems 4 2 6
Heater types Indirect gas Indirect gas  

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