Industrial & Commerical
Network M40, Banbury - Phase 1 Unit 2
|Value||£10m (both phases)|
The design and build construction of a new storage and distribution facility for Firstline Limited. This unit is a 135,000ft2 warehouse, together with all associated external works, drainage, hard
standings and environmental enhancements.
This green field site, sits just outside of the local flood plain and the drainage strategy encompasses hydro break technology, large diameter pipe runs, large volume water attenuation tanks and a new water retention swail to allow the maximum water retention on site during storm conditions.
During the tender stage of this contract, we identified that there were environmental advantages to raising the FFL of the site and remodeling the surrounding bunds, this would both aid water
retention on site and minimize the environmental impact this project would have by reducing the volume of arisings being removed from site to landfill.
The construction of this unit comprises of a substantial cut and fill operation, together with traditional pad foundations to support a steel framed structure, with a combination of highly insulated composite cladding, together with built up cladding elevations and curtain walling, PCC ground beams, PCC docks, highly insulated doors, joint less warehouse floor slab with fibremesh technology, concrete yards and block paved car parking. Sophisticated lighting and heating controls will also be utilized along with, a sophisticated alarm system, intercom and keypad entry systems, master key access and Paladin fencing have all added to the high security requirements for this new facility.
This scheme will be registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and achieve a BREEAM good rating.