Every day is a Twinstore day

More than doubling the size of Sainsbury’s existing store at Heaton Park in Manchester has proved the perfect example of end-to-end client service by Tubosider.

It’s not just that Twinstore has again proved ideal for reducing the footprint and cost of stormwater attenuation, or having the strength to withstand constant traffic.

So tight was the construction programme at Heaton Park for main contractor Barr Construction that surfacing work for the 700-plus cars had to be carried out in two halves, with no space for our pre-fabricated tank sections to be stored ready for installation.

However, Lem Knowles of groundworks contractor KLM Construction says the job went off seamlessly, thanks very much to our transport co-ordinator Maureen Peloe.

“Maureen managed to have just the right sections and parts we would need for that day delivered to us on a daily basis throughout the installation – she did brilliantly,” he says. “As for the installation itself, that went in with no problems as usual, even in the limited space we had to work with.”

When completed with an extra floor, the new Sainsbury’s will create two hundred new jobs and become the firm’s biggest in the North West. Work on the refurbished store is already underway and is due to be finished in November.

It will house a cafe, pharmacy and Timpsons, Pet World and Baby World stores. A children’s learning centre will also be built, where parents can drop their children off at maths, English and multi-skill classes seven days a week while they shop.