Coca Cola Enterprises

Local Authority

London Borough of Bexley

Project Description

Commercial Development



Coca Cola Distribution Centre

DPP formed part of the team who successfully obtained planning permission to demolish the existing low-level warehousing and dispatch structures at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant on Cray Road, Sidcup. Plans were approved to replace it with a bespoke modern structure housing an automated storage and retrieval system along with its associated dispatch and loading building and link buildings. The automated storage and retrieval building itself will measure approximately 100m in length by 48m in width and 41m in height.

The permitted buildings will allow the plant to compete in a very competitive internal manufacturing market by increasing its storage capacity and handling ability and in the future allow for the open of additional bottling lines. The project removes the existing need for the storage of goods in third-party distribution depots and the double handling of products as they are clustered for delivery thereby optimising the logistical supply chain.

The development is a very important element in keeping the Coca-Cola plant at Sidcup at the forefront of a competitive market, not only in the UK but in Western Europe.

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    • Management of project team
    • Negotiation of a complex scheme
    • Ensuring timely grant of planning permission