Winvic Construction Ltd, a leading main contractor that specialises in the design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects, has been appointed by Goodman to deliver a 117,500 sq ft state-of-the-art warehouse in Andover for Berry Bros. & Rudd, a London-based fine wine merchant. A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the end of July and the facility will be operational in summer 2022.
Winvic is designing the industrial unit to be carbon neutral utilising BIM Level 2. The building will generate its own energy supply, will operate with rainwater harvesting and have electric vehicle charging points. The single storey warehouse located at Andover Business Park will have the capacity to store over 14 million bottles of wine at optimum temperature and in a humidity-controlled environment. This will be achieved through an enhanced specification roof and wall system that provides a superior building envelope with excellent thermal performance and internal climate control, removing the need for a secondary internal construction. An EPC rating of A+ and BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’ will be achieved. Winvic will be fitting out the 2,500 sq ft open plan office space and also undertaking the external works, which include utility and drainage installation, hardstanding and landscaping works, and the creation of access roads, pavements and car parking for 27 vehicles.
Winvic’s Director of Industrial, Distribution & Logistics, Danny Nelson, commented: “We have a lot of experience with temperature-controlled facilities, so we’re delighted to be working with long-standing client Goodman once again on this cutting-edge fine wine storage warehouse. This project offers us the opportunity to showcase our strong BIM Level 2 skills and digital design resource – as well as expertise in delivering carbon neutral projects – and we are looking forward to delivering this ultra-secure facility in Andover for Berry Bros. & Rudd.”
George Glennie, Development Director at Goodman, said: “With work now underway by our construction partner, Winvic, Goodman is looking forward to welcoming Berry Bros. & Rudd to this highly sustainable, state-of-the-art development at Andover Business Park. Set to become the company’s largest fine wine storage facility, a well-located, strategic site was important, combined with quality, flexible space to support its clients’ rising demand.”
Edward Rudd, Business Investment Director for Berry Bros. & Rudd, said: “To offer the largest fine wine storage facility for private clients in Europe will help us realise our ambition to support fine wine collecting now and in the future. Our global private clients want to build personal cellars and state-of-the-art facilities and security are critical for quality and provenance. We are delighted to make this investment to position the UK as a leader in Europe and the world for fine wine collecting.”