The project comprises the design and build construction of a 26,000ft2 distribution hub for Cleveland Cables. The design of the building and yard had to accommodate the robustness of our Clients’ business. The Employers Requirements asked for the external service yard to be flat, to accommodate the type of forklifts needed to handle large diameter, heavy cable drums.
This site had an 8m cross-fall that had to be mitigated which involved the construction of a 4m high Permacrib retaining wall which wrapped around 3 sides of the site. Along with this retaining structure there was a requirement to cut and fill to levels, which entailed moving over 9,000m3 of on-site material to create a level site to construct on.
Security was of paramount importance on this contract and to achieve this the site was fully enclosed by brick walls, a state of the art monitored CCTV system was installed, electric sliding gates, digital entry, Transponders, induction loops and alarm systems were all utilised along with full Secure by Design principles.
The project also achieved a BREEAM “Very Good” rating and included surface water attenuation system, water conservation measures, best practice noise and dust control, a high efficiency automated lighting scheme, as well as environmental improvements including diverse, native landscape planting.