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
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.
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