Glasgow Akela Aldi supermarket contract

HELLO and welcome to the AM Business Briefing, as Glasgow-based Akela Ground Engineering has secured a contract at Aldi supermarket at Redbrae Road in Falkirk. 

The project valued at £27,000 is the second project that Akela GE, part of the Akela Group, has won with the retail giant in quick succession, and follows the successful completion of a large-scale refurbishment and extension of Aldi supermarket at Craig O’Loch Road in Forfar, worth £70,000. 

The project will incorporate a number of sustainability features including using displacement piling which eliminates the need to dispose of soil offsite.

Work is scheduled to begin on-site this month and will be complete by March.


Mark Markey, Akela Group managing director, said: “This contract win closely follows our successful delivery of Aldi’ refurbishment in Forfar and is a shining example of the innovative solutions that we are using to deliver high quality and sustainable projects for our clients.

“We are pleased to be working with Aldi again as we continue to grow our ground engineering and construction portfolio in the retail sector across Scotland.”

The firm is also to deliver piling solutions at a new electric vehicle charging hub at Palace Grounds Retail Park in Hamilton, which follows the work that Akela recently completed at the UK’s most powerful EV charging hub in Oxford.

It comes as Aldi, the German-owned grocery retailer, has said it plans to continue expanding beyond its current 100 stores in Scotland.

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