Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and CDM Advisor.


This 117,400 ft² development has provided Bidvest* with a new multi-temperature food storage and regional distribution centre with an integral head office; enabling the company to relocate their offices from High Wycombe.

The project was split into two contracts initially this involved the shell build, core and partial fit out of M&E to the offices for which Wakemans acted as Tenant’s Representative administering the Lease Agreement and managing Bidvest led enhancements to the base build. Careful programme management enabled the fit out works to the food storage and warehouse facilities to overlap the base build of the scheme; with the fit out let as a £6m Design and Build contract for which Wakemans were engaged by Bidvest as a multi-disciplinary consultant providing a range of services to include Employer’s Agent, Cost Consultant and CDM Advisor.

The fit out works included £2.6m of refrigeration works and an M&E package amounting to £1.6m. Practical Completion was achieved on 6th June 2016.


Wakemans also managed the interface with Bidvest in-house team ‘Bidvest Direct’ for the fit out of 3 no. kitchens and warehouse racking. Notably the fit out works comprised of the provision of a state of the art ground floor presentation kitchen and dining area for Bidvest clients; as well as bespoke interior design and specialist joinery and fittings to office ‘huddle’ areas, meeting rooms and coffee lounge.

*Bidvest sell and deliver multi-temperature food, equipment and non foods to the hotel and catering industry across the UK.