Woods Hardwick Ltd
Peter Dann Associates
Another prestigious design and build project comprising the construction of a 35,000ft2 auction house, with 1st floor offices and sales areas, café, restaurant, galleries, display areas, auction halls and warehousing.
The construction of this unit has been specifically designed for the end user, consisting of a steel framed structure, with a combination of highly insulated vertical and horizontal composite cladding to the walls and roof, ribbon windows and curtain walling screens, feature canopies, specialist designed and installed mechanical and electrical installations, external works, concrete, tarmac, block paving, fencing, gates and comprehensive landscaping. All this in conjunction with the S.U.D.S soak-away / water attenuation system, disposing of water through the existing culvert systems that were specifically design to alleviate the flooding potential associated within Bedford.
The extensive use of recycled materials, that comply with Green Guide "A" Rated Materials, FSC timber, materials with 0-rated GWP and ODP, water and waste monitoring, high insulation and low "U" values, combined with low air permeability which will allow us to construct a very efficient and environmentally friendly building for our client, reinforcing the green credentials for this project.
Also included are bypass interceptors, Secure by Design requirements, as well as environmental improvements including diverse native landscape planting, bird boxes, bat boxes, log piles and Lacewing habitat.
The contract is registered and certified with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
The contract ran for 32 weeks and has a value of £3.5 million