Vinci has been named winner of a £27m design and build contract for Tesco to develop a new distribution centre in Reading.
The 84,000 sq m development will be built at a former Heineken brewery site in Whitely, south Reading and will be carried out by Vinci’s retail and interiors division.
The distribution centre will include a vehicle maintenance unit, wash and refuelling facility and a gate house. The building is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 34 per cent on 2010 building regulations.
“It is particularly pleasing to be working on a project that, once completed, will provide in excess of 1,000 employment opportunities to the local area.”