This was originally a scheme for two semi-detached factory units, each being 10,000 sqft area.
The first phase had been completed some years earlier and Kingfield Development Ltd successfully negotiated with 2M Foods to carry out the construction of the Phase II. Phase II was to be a mirror-image of the existing warehouse. At this early stage, no decision had been made as to what use the new unit would be put to.
The foundations for Phase II had already been installed during Phase I. We needed to check-measure these check of the existing steel work.
The site was very overgrown with wild vegetation and had been subjected to fly tipping over the years. All this had to be removed and taken away before we could carry out the dimensional and quality checks.
We then had to remove the top spoil and level the ground while ensuring the the existing foundations remained intact.
The structure consisted of a steel framework with insulated cladding and a brick frontage to the entrance areas and internal office provision.
The floor preparation meant laying steel mesh re-enforcement.
The slab was cast in two sections using concrete pumps and a fibrous concrete system, with significant reinforcement to allow for heavy duty loads.
The project also required the installation of a drainage system and the external works allowing for vehicles to access the building.
The project was completed on time taking into account variations required during the construction phase.
Since completion the owners have decided to use the facility as part of their production line.