Morrisons’ South West Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) now features a 220kW solar photovoltaics system atop its 59 acre goods facility in Bridgwater, Somerset. The installation, which consists of Kingspan solar modules alongside insulated panels, is expected to deliver approximately 197,279kWh of energy per annum.

FK Construction installed both the Kingspan Roof PowerPanel Laminate System using Topdek KS1000 TD as well as the Kingspan KS1000 MR Micro-Rib architectural wall panels, and KS1000 RW insulated roof panels.

Paul Kettlewell, Senior Construction Project Manager at Morrisons said, “Our ambitions for Bridgwater were to achieve the best in sustainable design in accordance with our stated aims for environmental corporate responsibility.”

“We believe that the major issue of carbon emissions reduction is an important issue and that refrigeration, transport and waste are significant factors. We are very pleased with the work that Kingspan have done and the fact that the solar power generated at the distribution centre will provide more than six percent of the facility’s needs.”

Steve Hall of FK Construction said, “As well as installing all of the PV products, we also collaborated with Kingspan on the design and construction of the complete external building envelope which included the unusual aspect of 2m wide gutters. Kingspan were the only manufacturer able to produce gutters of this size and with our help they were installed smoothly and efficiently.”