Project  /  New Build Warehouses for Kuehne + Nagel, GeoPost, JJ Foods and Ford Motor Co

Client  /  Roxhill Developments Ltd

Value & Duration  /  £23m - 44 weeks

This project on a brownfield site involved the construction of a new BREEAM Excellent, cross dock warehouse for logistics operator Kuehne + Nagel. A new superhub depot for GeoPost providing last mile delivery for internet orders in the local area and a new Van Showroom and servicing facility for Ford Motor Company and a new chill store for JJ Foods. Part of the old Ford Motor works at Dagenham, the site required extensive remediation of subsoils and removal of material including Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. Extensive breaking out of concrete slabs, yards and foundations were also required to accomodate the new works.

Project  /  New Build Industrial, Minworth

Client  /  Bericote

Value & Duration  /  £17m - 32 weeks

This project involved construction of two new industrial units totalling 212,000ft2 on a site that had been cleared following its previous industrial use. The larger of the two units is an automated internet shopping facility for one of the world's major retailers. We have completed both the base build works and comprehensive fitting out works for the retailer. Due to the long co-ordination and design phase we re-sequenced the programme to complete the external works as far as possible before the steel frame for the building arrived on site, with block paving, tarmac, concrete yards and even landscaping works completed in advance of the steelwork. The second unit was a simple speculative unit for the local Midlands market.

Project  /  Heathrow Logistics Park

Client  /  Graftongate / Black Rock

Value & Duration  /  £21m - 53 weeks

This project involved construction of four new build warehouse units totalling 304,000ft2. The buildings are developed on a speculative basis, the site itself is partially on the footprint of an old sand/gravel pit and landfill site. Part of our value engineering solution was to employ ground improvement techniques instead of piling to three of the four units. Removal of piling enabled an improved programme and reduced the amount of work that would have been required in clearing obstructions from pile positions. As well as constructing the units our works also included s278 works with highway widening, new estate roads, creation of new parklands amounting to approximately 50 acres of new landscaped areas.

Project  /  New Build Production Facility for Gestamp, Wolverhampton

Client  /  Bericote

Value & Duration  /  £37m - 42 Weeks

This project is a new build production facility for Gestamp an international group that manufactures parts for Jaguar, Land Rover, Toyota, BMW, Honda and many others.  The new 550,000ft2 building will safeguard 800 jobs in the local area. The previous site use included a chemical works with significant historical contamination and relic structures, our works have included bio-remediation of soils and removal of previous structures.  The new works involve numerous 6m deep reinforced concrete press and conveyor pits.  With the water table across the site varying from 1m to 4m deep extensive temporary works, dewatering and treatment of groundwater was required.