Winvic to build 14-million-bottle wine warehouse

Grant Prior 3 years ago
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Winvic has won a deal from developer Goodman to deliver a 117,500 sq ft warehouse in Andover for fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd.

Ground breaking ceremony at the site
Ground breaking ceremony at the site

Work will be completed by next summer when 14 million bottles will be moved into the storage centre.

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 at Andover Business Park will store 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.

Winvic will also be fitting out the 2,500 sq ft open plan office space and 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, said: “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.”

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.”

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