Radius Group will construct a new warehousing and logistics centre in the Domodedovo district of Moscow, for Auchan Retail Russia.
The new facility will be developed on a dedicated land plot at South Gate Industrial Park area. It will be the biggest single-user building in Europe with an area of over 138,000sq m. Auchan will invest about RUB6bn ($95.8M) in the facility.
The centre will be the largest facility of its kind, will be designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly, and will make use of advanced technologies during construction. It will have capacity to handle loading and unloading of over 230 trailers simultaneously, and will service over 50 Auchan stores in the region.
It will also incorporate developed infrastructure and accessibility in order to optimise construction and maintenance costs.
Auchan Retail Russia CEO for hypermarkets said Oleg Alkhamov said: “During the first stage we plan to build infrastructure for a warehousing centre that will allow us to expand it in the future.
“This is a major investment project that we intend to implement in Moscow region. Russia has always had and continues to have enormous potential for our future growth, and logistics is a key element in successful retailing.”
Radius Group managing director David Simons said: “Radius Group is delighted to partner with Auchan Retail Russia on this project, which will be developed and constructed with the use of Radius InSite’s suite of 3D and other digital management tools, providing unparalleled control and transparency over the design process and control on budget and schedule."
The project is expected to result in the creation of more than 750 new jobs.