Project: Lidl, Regional Distribution Centre, Luton


Having successfully completed the tender process for this project, we were proud to partner with Lidl and supply & install our Bespoke Netting within their Regional Distribution Centre, located in Luton.

Sitting at an impressive 1.2 million square feet and half a kilometre in length, this is Lidl’s largest RDC in the world – large enough to fit three of Lidl’s regular warehouses inside.

As this site stocks and stores food items for further distribution, it was important that the exposed support beams & lighting fixtures were protected from feral birds who could perch, roost and foul on the working and storage areas below.


After meeting with the client and surveying the areas of concern, it was decided that we would install our 19mm black knotted Bird Netting to the ceiling of the warehouse, this was combined with a wire, fixed framework, that would help support the overall system – a total quantity of our bird netting used for this project was circa 9,100m2.

Due to the complexity concerning parts of the install areas, we decided to adapt our techniques to include the fixing of anchor plates and 2mm s/s wire strops to help reduce the slack of the net, this was further supported by hog rings being used approx. every 38mm on both the perimeter and supporting wires, in essence, this net was not going anywhere!

Access Strategy:

The overall size of the warehouse and our working area meant that the Team, who are used to installing within a fast-paced working environment, gained safe access to the ceiling area by using a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform). 


Jamie Mash, Senior Project Manager at Eco Environmental Services Ltd

“Excellent works that were carried out and completed by the install Team. This was a large and tricky installation, and I am proud to say the team got it over the line on time and within budget!”

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Published 29th November 2023

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