John Lewis Partnership, Milton Keynes

Four national distribution centres for large high street retailer

KTA provided a host of services to deliver four national distribution centres for high street retailer John Lewis, resulting in a total facility space in excess of 3,000,000 sq ft.

This included full developer base build services and tenant fit out works for all of the buildings.

Services across the distribution centres feature multi-level mezzanines, temperature controlled areas, crane aisles, hanging garments spaces, wide and very narrow aisle (VNA) racking and block storage areas. MP1 and MP2 are linked via a high-level bridge for pedestrian and automated hanging garment/conveyor connections.

KTA were also instructed for the extension of high voltage services installation and the overhaul of the standby generator for MP1, working with FM manager around live operations.

Services used


  • Rainwater harvesting and solar thermal for each building
  • air source heat pumps
  • 15% roof lights for daylight harvesting

Total services installation value – over 20m

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