Tesco Extra plus Residential, Woolwich
- Project value: £86M
- Contract duration: 75 Weeks
- Client: Willmott Dixon Construction Limited
- Services Consultant: Scott Wilson
Spenhill Regeneration had decided to invest in East London's Woolwich to create one of their largest Tesco Extra supermarkets in the UK with approx. 8000sq/m of retail space, underneath 8 blocks of apartments, the highest rising 16 levels. This was to be the Tesco flagship store and housed a full energy centre within the basement incorporating natural gas CCHP, gas boilers, thermal store, associated pumps, generator, etc. The two levels above this were Tesco Car Parks and plantrooms, and then 6 levels of Tesco Store. The 8th / 9th level was developed as a podium level designed to be the major services route to the Apartment blocks. The top of the podium was developed as open roof gardens which each of the 8 apartment blocks arose from.
Rose Building Services were very proud to accept the responsibility to manage the Technical Services for the Main Contractor (Willmott Dixon Capital Works) even though the challenges were greater than any normal contract in respect of the incoming Utility Services to supply the large development. These Utilities were made very complex by the impending Olympic embargo early 2012 and needed to be organised and carried out extremely efficiently.