Case Study - Tesco, Bicester, UK

Project data

  • Customer
  • Tesco
  • Value
  • Confidential
  • Area
  • 63,000 sq ft
  • Programme duration
  • 26 weeks
  • Completion date
  • April 2016
  • Architect
  • Inspire
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Gleave
  • Structural Engineer
  • Pinnacle
  • M&E Engineer
  • Grontmij


We delivered a 63,000 sq ft Tesco store with a restaurant, eight-pump petrol filling station, and 600-capacity car park. Tesco was so pleased with the result, they filmed a series of television adverts at the store. You can watch them below.

The new store was a replacement of the only Tesco in Bicester, so the client was keen to re-open to the public as quickly as possible. We were given a 26-week time frame to construct the superstore.

The project

Tesco requested the best value engineering and design for their superstore. We introduced them to Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology for the first time, which allowed us to be fully transparent about costs and efficiencies during the works.

To deliver the project on time, we set ourselves a fast-track programme – building the external structure in winter, fitting out in early spring, and achieving absolute completion by April.


The site team worked hard to recycle waste and use sustainable material where possible, achieving a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certification for the project.