VALUE: £170k
LOCATION: Bathgate, Scotland

Supermarket external render painting, internal refurbishment, painting new-build components

In 2019 Novus was delighted to be awarded with a contract with one of the leading supermarkets in the UK: Aldi.

Details of the project

The contracted works took place in Bathgate, Scotland and were therefore delivered by the Novus Bathgate office.

The ongoing contract value of circa £170k represented a great win for the office at the time and was particularly pleasing due to the development of the relationship with Aldi.

Contracted works are split into 3 different scopes:

  • External render painting to existing stores
  • Refresh and refurbishment the internal areas of the stores (nightshift working)
  • Painting all components within the new build stores prior to their launch

Working on the contract

Novus worked in close collaboration with Aldi, managing and scheduling works around optimal levels of footfall.

As Novus is accustomed to working in live environments with the public, external works were undertaken during the day with minimal disruption to customers.

The internal refurbishments were conducted during nightshifts, in the interest of safety and so as not to interfere with the customer experience.

Deadlines on the night shift were extremely tight, as the works needed to be completed and delivered in time for reopening the following morning.

Similarly, all new-build works were undertaken alongside a number of different contractors and to a demanding programme.

As the new-store launch dates were set in stone, there was no room for delay in the project delivery and handover of each individual case.

Our work with Aldi

Novus comes under the umbrella of the principle contractor on new build sites this presented an unsual challenge, as we are normally the principle contractor ourselves.

Our relationship with Aldi developed from an initial £6k trial project back in May 2019.

Since then, Aldi have entrusted Novus with this project comprising £170k of various works and have subsequently been invited to price works for Aldi’s Scottish distribution centre.

How has the client benefitted?

Alongside the high standard of delivered works, Aldi has benefited from the efficiency of a single point of contact throughout the programme.

We have provided one contact, with the same team, and the same rates.

We are very satisfied with the services provided by Novus. For instance, they have successfully been appointed two years in a row to undertake external redecoration project works to various stores throughout Scotland with impeccable service standards to suit. I have always been completely satisfied with their level of service provided; their commitment to the tasks required and the high level of professionalism by their management team and ground workers. Novus does an excellent job overall and are very reliable. I have found them to be punctual and offer very competitive rates, which has led to their continued appointment to work on our stores.

Andrew Maitland, Property Manager, Aldi, Bathgate

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