Medway Mail Centre

The new state-of-the-art distribution centre in the Medway Town of Strood, Kent, was Royal Mail's first-ever project delivered through design and build procurement. WGI won the elements of construction design, lead consultancy coordinating the design team and interior design for public and staff welfare areas via Royal Mail's construction supply chain framework, working with contractor John Sisk & Sons. Key elements of the brief were to improve on construction time over previous projects and deal with an adjoining site with natural habitat - which involved specialist monitoring. It also involved WGI engaging with the local community and other stakeholders including trade unions and Network Rail - who own adjoining land. 
The £14 million project was actually completed within ten months, phased during that period to successfully meet the accelerated delivery programme for new mail sorting equipment.
A BREEAM rating of Very Good was achieved.

Date: 2012
Location: Strood, Kent
Client: John Sisk & Sons Ltd
Value: £14m
Service: Architecture: Construction Design