Brake Brothers Distribution Centre, Reading

Client: Brake Brothers
Contractor: Vinci Construction
Architect: Michael Sparks Associates
Employer’s Agent: Christopher Smith Associates
Value: £19m

New build 17,500m2 refrigerated warehouse.

Building Services Consultants were employed by the electrical services contractor, Axiom Building Services, to provide full design services in respect of the low voltage installations. Apporximate value of electrical services works £2m.

The development included 17,500m2 of warehouse space; including cold, chilled and ambient storage space. Additional 1,600m2 of office space, staff parking, 190 space lorry park, fuel station and vehicle wash were included on this site.

An overall build programme of 28 weeks, to meet the firms requirements for the London Olympics in 2012, meant continued liaison with Axiom's project manager, and site staff, to ensure the design criteria was met and co-ordinated with specialist installers.