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Huge DC designed to power Asda’s growth in the south

09 December 2013

Asda Logistics Services has opened a £55 million chilled distribution centre in Avonmouth.

Head of engineering & capacity at Asda Logistics Services, Ant Everett, said: "The 492,000 sq ft new distribution centre has capacity to support 78 Superstores and 45 supermarkets and is strategically placed to help Asda expand into the South of the UK.

"The depot is situated on the 50-acre site that also features a new Asda Recycling Centre (ASC) due to be commissioned and operational early in the new year, bringing a total investment of over £70m to the Avonmouth region."


The facility is more than double the size of the old Asda CDC in the area, which was 214,000 sq ft. 

Bristol CDC Stats & Facts

• Total of £70m investment.

• 50-acre sit.

• 485,0000 sq ft CDC.

• 36.5 miles of steel used in construction – equivalent to the length of Severn Bridges.

• A-Rated energy performance certificate.

• 110,000 sq ft ASC.

• ASC volumes (first full year) 18.5m trays / 25,000 tonnes of cardboard and plastic.

Over 600 employees have migrated from the old depot, four miles away at Portbury Dock Industrial Estate, to the new facility that includes a restaurant serving locally sourced food and fully equipped colleague gym. 


The warehouse incorporates many carbon and energy efficiency features such as single skin chill-chambers, rainwater harvesting, combined heat & power and occupier lighting.

Cutting the ribbon (left to right): Lord Mayor Cllr Choudhury, Phil Chapman Depot General Manager, Ian Stansfield – ALS Director, Mick Rix – National Officer GMB, Mark Ibbotson – Asda Retail Director