Investment in a highly automated warehouse which will deliver a step-change in service, provide a lower cost per single and be fit for future growth.

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Automation & mechanisation | Fashion & General Merchandise Retail

Business targets

Final Design Validation & Implementation Support:

  • Operations for one-person fulfilment based in old facilities.
  • Multiple fulfilment and returns operation.
  • Legacy systems & processes.
  • Relatively inefficient & not well-placed for next day & potential same day fulfilment.

Our approach

  • Initial concept design validation and approval, sensitivity analysis and value engineering.
  • Leading Solutions & IT workstreams, delivered the Business Requirements & Functional Design documentation.
  • Overseeing project progress, including witnessing build & testing, and then approving staged payments.
  • Ongoing support and input into shareholder update and development of same day strategy.


  • The project was significant in terms of both investment and business change.
  • Creation of new 550k sqft facility.
  • Highly automated solution with 600k tote shuttle system, 24 auto pack. benches, 78 manual pack benches, pouch sorter for returns & 96-way parcel sorter.
  • New WMS & interfaces into existing business systems.
  • Capacity of 13,500 units per hour, 30-minute order to despatch time.
  • €70m investment in automation & over €150m total project investment.

€70m investment in automation

over €150m total project investment

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Facility design
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