ISG has been appointed to carry out a multi-million-pound project to extend the Scottish headquarters of award-winning supermarket group, Aldi, as the company further expands its operations in the country with a further eight new stores planned in 2016.
Recently voted Which? Supermarket of the Year, Aldi is extending capacity at its regional head office building in Bathgate, with ISG constructing a two-storey, circa 21,500 sq ft extension, designed to blend seamlessly with the existing structure. The project also includes upgrades to mechanical and electrical services, IT and security infrastructure in the head office building, as Aldi future proofs its Scottish headquarters base. Work will be carried out in an operationally live environment, with ISG developing a robust and agile construction programme to minimise the project’s impact on Aldi staff.
At ground floor level, the new extension will house meeting rooms, an archive store, sample kitchen, sample kitchen presentation area and staff canteen. The first floor area provides a mix of open plan office accommodation and cellular office space, with ISG fitting out the new accommodation to a high specification. The project also includes external enhancements, with ISG creating new car parking provision and carrying out an attractive hard and soft landscaping scheme.
Andy McLinden, ISG’s Scotland Regional Managing Director, commented: “Aldi has been highly successful with its quality offer in Scotland. I’m delighted that our first project for Aldi in Scotland is highly significant in supporting the supermarket’s country-wide expansion strategy, delivering a high-quality and future proof administrative centre in Bathgate.”