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Sainsbury’s to add new chilled storage building at Basingstoke

Sainsbury’s to add new chilled storage building at Basingstoke

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is to start redeveloping its distribution depot in Basingstoke in October.

The first phase of works will involve providing a new building for chilled storage on adjacent land at Houndmills which was purchased from former fork-lift truck manufacturer Linde. Sainsbury’s expects this first phase to be completed by August 2013: the new chilled storage building should be operating in time for Christmas 2013.

The company says its multi-million pound investment in Basingstoke should help to secure the long-term future of Sainsbury’s at Houndmills.

Paul Green, Sainsbury’s logistics town planner, says: “The proposals will vastly improve the efficiency of Sainsbury’s distribution operations in the South East and importantly ensure our long-term future in Basingstoke. “