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Tate Scoop Sustainable Development Award

Tate Consulting and Asda Wal-Mart scoop this years Rochdale Borough Sustainable Development Award for their innovative low carbon Distribution Centre. Tate Consulting and Asda Wal-Mart are delighted to have won a Design Award with Rochdale Borough Council for the sustainability achievements of their distribution facility in Rochdale. This prestigious regional annual award places Asda’s Rochdale distribution facility as the number one new build development for sustainability in 2013/14. At an awards ceremony hosted at Rochdale Town Hall, Asda Wal-Mart and Tate Consulting received one of three Design Awards, awarded to projects developed in the region over the last year.

For full details of the story, please see http://rochdale-council.mynewsdesk.com/pressreleases/simply-stunning-trio-of-grand-designs-scoop-awards-964209

Tate Consulting have worked with Asda Wal-Mart to design a state of the art distribution facility in Rochdale, along with a suite of other distribution facilities around the country including at Bristol and Grangemouth, which are some of the most sustainable buildings of their kind in the country.

The Rochdale £41m distribution facility comprised a 530,000 sq ft chilled storage centre and 131,000 sq ft recycling facility and was designed to the highest standards in energy efficiency, achieving an energy performance A and A+ ratings for the building and a BREEAM Excellent.

Tate Consulting worked to deliver energy-efficient and sustainable buildings for the site, in addition to a range of additional services including infrastructure, building services and fire engineering.

Sustainability features that contributed to an overall 28.5% reduction in annual energy consumption and 26% reduction in annual CO2 emissions, included a single-skin construction freezer and cold store, low-energy occupancy-controlled LED freezer and external lighting and rainwater harvesting to serve the refrigeration plant and toilets reducing annual water consumption by 30%. The site also benefits from a Combined Heating and Power system producing hot water and electricity.

Tate Consulting has worked with Asda for over a decade, advising the supermarket giant on how to meet its target to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2015, as well as delivering core consulting engineering services.

Shane Tate, founder partner of Tate Consulting, said: “These distribution centres are among the world’s most energy efficient buildings, creating a new benchmark for the construction industry and the environment. We are delighted to have been recognised along with Asda by Rochdlae Borough for the sustainability features of the Rochdale facility”.

“Our core consulting engineering services focus on maximising value and minimising the environmental impact, creating change that will lead to value for our customers. It’s our mission to make new and existing buildings as simple and as energy efficient as possible, taking a strategic approach to design out energy intensive and costly systems”.

Andy Walker, Engineering Manager at Asda Logistics Services, said “We are so proud to have achieved such an energy efficient building. Achieving an A and A+ energy performance rating for the Rochdale site is much to the success of the world class team at Tate Consulting. This project sits at the core of Asda’s mission to drive down carbon emissions and sets a precedent for low carbon design in the industry”.

Delivering for B&M

Following their continued expansion, we’re delighted to have won another contract with B&M for developing the building services performance specification at B&M Store’s new 500,000 sq ft distribution centre at Speke near Liverpool.

The new contract complements a range of other projects with B&M, including our fire engineering recommendations at their Grimsby store which saved the company £250,000 and building services design work on B&M’s headquarter building.

Currently on site and due to be completed next year, the Speke distribution facility will serve over 300 of the retail chain’s stores and more than two million shoppers across the UK  each week. B&M employs more than 12,000 staff and features as one of The Sunday Time’s 100-fastest-growing private companies in the UK.

Supermarket Sweep for Tate Consulting

Harrogate engineering and management consultancy Tate Consulting has completed work on a hat trick of multi-million pound projects for the world’s biggest retailing brand, Walmart.

The latest in the series of developments is a £50m Asda chilled & frozen distribution centre in Bristol, and like its predecessors in Rochdale and Grangemouth, is one of the most environmentally sustainable buildings of its kind in the UK.

When complete it will have the capacity to pack around three million cases per week and will service 123 stores.

Tate Consulting worked closely with Asda to deliver the energy and sustainability solutions in addition to providing building services engineering, infrastructure and fire engineering services for the project.

Energy saving design features include a single skin construction freezer and cold store facility, and low energy occupancy controlled LED freezer and external lighting. Rainwater harvesting systems serve the refrigeration plant and toilets, reducing annual water consumption by 30%. The site also benefits from a Combined Heating and Power system which produces hot water and electricity.

Targets met include a 28.5% reduction in annual energy consumption, a 26% reduction in annual CO2 emissions, a predicted BREAAM ‘Excellent’ rating and an ‘A’ rated Energy Performance Certificate.

Tate Consulting has worked with Asda over a decade, advising the supermarket giant on how to meet its target to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2015, as well as delivering core consulting engineering services.

Shane Tate, founder partner of Tate Consulting, said: “These distribution centres are among the world’s most energy efficient buildings, creating a new benchmark for the construction industry and the environment.

“Our core consulting engineering services focus on maximising value and minimising the environmental impact, creating change that will lead to value for our customers. It’s our mission to make new and existing buildings as simple and as energy efficient as possible.

We’re proud to be helping Asda – with over two million employees – achieve one of the world’s most carbon efficient buildings. There can be few consultancies of our size delivering on such a scale and pace.”

Princes Quay is sailing ahead to become the jewel in the city’s food and leisure offering.

Princes Quay’s is currently undergoing a transformation after being snapped up by private equity real estate company CIT Group in a £71million deal in April 2010. From day one, the group’s director Howard Grace said there was “great untapped potential” in Princes Quay, saying he wanted to attract food outlets to the quayside area.

Tate Consulting has been appointed by CIT Group to complete phase II of the food court works along side GVA, which will see the mall entrance from the newly decked area widened and the open plan food court converted to individual food tenant units. Recent tenants to sign up are Pizza Express and Nando’s.

Asda to develop Rochdale distribution centre

Asda is planning to develop a 633,500 sq ft distribution centre on Kingsway Business Park in Rochdale.

Asda plans to create 800 new jobs in Rochdale by opening a state-of-the-art distribution centre on Kingsway Business Park.
Later this month, the grocer is to submit a planning application to develop a 44 acre site on the 420 acre park. They hope to have the facility operationg by the end of 2012.

The development would include almost 500,000sq ft of warehousing and offices and it would handle up to three million cases of chilled frozen food per week as well as other food products.

Head of Network Development for ASDA Distribution Ant Everett said: We need a new warehouse in the North West to service our growing number of stores and Kingsway’s location and the fact that it has direct access to the M62 makes it ideal to service the whole of the north of England. It will provide up to 800 jobs when it’s fully operational and it will be state-of-the-art. We aim to make it one of the most environmentally sustainable developments of its kind in the UK and it would be a flagship development for us, leading the way for ASDA worldwide.”

John Hudson Chief Executive of Rochdale Development Agency (RDA), said: “This is a multi-million pound proposed investment and if the plans are given the go-ahead the centre will be the second largest occupier on the Park after JD Sports. It will mark another significant milestone in the development of Kingsway.”
in the coming weeks, ASDA will be consulting with residents living near Kingsway Business Park.

Currently, Asda has 24 distribution centres across the UK.

Asda Cold Store

Tate Consulting are appointed by Asda to carry out the technical due diligence and co-ordination for the acquisition of circa. 50 acres of land to construct their latest cold store and service centre.

Tate co-ordinated the planning, archaeology, ecology, acoustic, geology, hydrology, transport and infrastructure consultants to provide a single point of reporting direct to Asda. With our purpose designed due diligence risk matrix, we were able to quantify the risk exposure and risk to delivery for a range of possible sites.