Britcon was awarded this Design and Build contract on a repeat business basis for a valued client. The works comprise of the construction of 100,000 sq. ft of modern Warehouse/Industrial units of varying size from 1,750sq. ft - 29,000sq. ft within three industrial parks, named to reflect their location - Queens Jubilee Platinum Park, Jubilee Park and Avro Park.
Britcon’s Design team developed the project from the client’s ERs, to include a Steel Portal frame construction with a mixture of full height, factory finished, steel cladding using a mix of micro rib and trapezoidal-profiled cladding and solar-reflective glazing to the double glazed windows and entrance doors adjacent to varying single and two-storey office spaces within the units.
The floor spaces and internal accommodation can be accessed through an electrically-operated, insulated, roller shutter door with accommodation comprising of a small kitchenette with localised heating and toilet arrangements to DDA regulations.
The larger units with two-storey accommodation comprise ground floor reception within amenities and access to the first floor office space and are fitted out to a higher specification and comfort to accommodate a range of varying business uses.
External areas comprised of shared forecourts, service yards and designated parking with the addition of electric-car charging points from a tarmac finished access road.
Key Project Challenges
Logistical constraints were managed for constructing the units in unison to gain cost efficiencies to the overall construction period reducing prelims.
Engagement of Local resource an suppliers.
Reducing carbon and energy costs by selection of key products within the build design.
How we successfully delivered the project
The client’s overall expectations and high standards were met through product and supply chain selection with stringent QA procedures and inspection on workmanship carried out throughout the build process.
Early engagement of the design team and regular communication with the client regarding the design, ensured ERs and specification compliance were being met throughout the construction period. Extensive site investigation works were carried out within this Brownfield site based on its historic use (RAF Finningley), which included GPR,UXO and Ecology surveys. Solar Voltaics are included to the expansive roof spaces on the larger units to meet the increasing operational demands.
H&S standards and arrangements contributed to the overall smooth running of the project.
COVID-19 provisions and arrangements were disseminated site wide to ensure there was no impact on the operations and programme.
Early engagement with the design team helped maximise BREEAM credits to achieve the target ‘Very Good’ rating.
Added value and social impact:
Local employment and supply chain usage
Creation of local work opportunities
Installation of LEDs reduced carbon impacts
Levels re- designed to ensure material retained on site and minimal material export required
Ecology considerations and implementation measures used