Following our successful completion of a €77m concentrate facility and €40m flavouring facility in Ireland, Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd entrusted John Sisk & Son with the creation of a new €13.8m automated storage and retrieval system at their major Edmonton site in Greater London.

Our expertise generated an innovative phased build design, which enabled all works to be completed without disruption to the 24/7 operations in the existing manufacturing and distribution plant. Extensive out of hours working and temporary facilities were provided to accommodate this.

The design and build works consisted of the construction of a high tolerance concrete slab founded on CFA piles, onto which our specialist contractor partner constructed a 33m-high racking system. The external cladding was fixed directly to this system.

A three-storey office area, forklift truck transit area and a new seven-bay despatch canopy, complete with extensive external works, were constructed around three sides of the warehouse, and the completed facility has provided Coca-Cola with fully automated distribution and storage facilities for up to 23,200 pallets (or more than 16 million bottles) of their products at any one time.