ISG wins first BIM scheme for Sainsbury’s

ISG is underway with a major project to construct a new store for Sainsbury’s in Thanet, Kent; which is the contractor’s largest individual win for the supermarket to date, and the first Sainsbury’s scheme to trial the effectiveness of a comprehensive Building Information Modelling (BIM) process.

The win follows the successful completion of more than 40 projects for Sainsbury’s by ISG during a six year relationship, including new stores, extensions and refurbishments. Sainsbury’s will trial intelligent 3-D modelling on the Thanet scheme, as the supermarket reviews the widespread roll out of BIM across its future construction projects.

The 107,000 sq ft store will be delivered over a two phase programme, which initially sees ISG build the new steel frame store-on-stilts and fuel filling station on a site adjacent to Sainsbury’s existing Thanet outlet, which remains open during this period. Once the new store is completed and a new link road constructed, ISG will sensitively demolish the older building and carry out a range of hard and soft landscaping finishes across the site.

Andy Demetriou, divisional managing director of ISG’s Retail and Hospitality business, commented:

“With our extensive knowledge of BIM implementation and delivery across the business, we are delighted to be working with Sainsbury’s to create a blueprint for this leading-edge process across the supermarket’s future schemes.”

Nick Hann; Tel: 07970 275251; Email: nick.hann(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)isgplc.com

ISG Plc is an international construction services company delivering Fit Out, Construction, Engineering Services and Specialist Solutions, operating in 28 countries worldwide. The company works with owners, developers and occupiers in the public and private sector for an extensive range of industries. ISG Plc was established in 1989 and has been quoted on AIM since 1998. Today the company has a turnover of around £1.5 billion.

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