The original scheme design for the distribution centre was subject to rigorous value engineering exercises to establish the most economic solution at that time. The structural solution chosen was duo-pitch 4-span steel portal frames with structural cladding panels spanning column to column, without the need for secondary steel except around doors and windows. Due to the size of the building two movement joints were provided along the length within the main structure.
In addition to the substantial 200,000m3 of cut and fill on the site which included surcharging the land to avoid differential settlements, major infrastructure works included the construction of two new roundabouts, a new watermain, new surface water drainage including a 7000m3 attenuation pond and new foul drainage including a waste water treatment plant.
The completed distribution center has proven pivotal in the day to day distribution of goods for Tesco Ireland to their numerous country wide stores.