Here we go! We laid the first stone for the modernisation and extension of the Würth Group’s logistics platform in Montélimar in the presence of Julien Cornillet, Mayor of Montélimar; Claude Kopff, Chairman of the Board of Würth France; Anouk Golly, CEO of Würth France; Claude Muller, Head of Logistics at Würth France; Julien Fossat, Facility Director; and François Minck; Deputy Managing Director of GA Smart Building.
Located in the Portes de Provence ZAC (zone d’aménagement concerté [joint development zone]) in Montélimar (26), the existing 25,000 m² platform of the family-owned Würth Group, which specialises in professional tools and equipment, is part of a vast modernisation and expansion project called “Evolog” aimed at strengthening the company’s logistics capacities.
Together with CDA Architects, we will modernise the existing logistics platform and build a 5,600 m² extension, all on an occupied site.
The modernisation project addresses the challenges of integrating the Würth Group process and of mechanisation. It also takes into account the environmental challenges we face in terms of global warming and threats to life, with particular attention paid to water management on the plot.
The modernisation and extension of the Würth France logistics site in Montélimar includes:
- The extension of the administrative building, with the extension of the women’s changing rooms on the ground floor and the addition of a meeting room, and the creation of a call centre on the first floor
- Increasing the number of exit ramps and relocating existing ramps
- Optimisation of the area comprising the dispatch office, the driver’s room and the refuse bin room
- Isolation of existing docks so they are less subject to weather conditions, including wind
- The installation of photovoltaic panels in shade fields on the extension of the parking dedicated to light vehicles
The extension project will feature the off-site constructive process that GA Smart Building is known for. Its structural elements are produced in the Group’s concrete fabrication plants in Prega, then sent to the site for assembly. This industrial approach to construction, incorporated right from the design phase, makes it possible to reduce deadlines, environmental impact and also disturbance for Würth France employees, as the work is carried out while the site continues to operate. It also guarantees perfect compliance with the design and extremely precise execution.
The project anticipates the constraints linked to the evolution of the ICPE (Installations Classées pour la Protection de l’Environnement [Installations Classified for the Protection of the Environment]) in relation to the increase in storage volume and the development of operations.
See you in August 2023 for delivery after just 11 months of work!
Photographer: Guillaume Perret