Scottish Power - MA6NITUDE
SP Energy Networks is part of the Scottish Power group, and is to occupy a 90,000 sq ft plot at the 450-acre on MA6NITUDE business park in Middlewich.
The new development, which includes 17,500 sq ft of warehousing and offices, as well as yard facilities, will serve around 65 of SP Energy Network’s field engineers, technicians and office staff in addition to its existing Middlewich site on Dalton Way.
M6 Epic - Wigan
M6 Epic provides distribution space in two cross docked units situated on a largely brownfield 31-acre site close to the M6 motorway. The units have been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ as standard.
Phase One involved the design and construction of a 61,000 sq ft warehouse / production facility with integral single storey office (5,000 sq ft) and plant area. External works included a drivers welfare building, car parking, service yards, drainage and landscaping. Phase Two saw the design and construction of a 110,000 sq ft facility with two-storey offices (10,000 sq ft).
KK Fine Foods - Deeside
Pochin’s long standing relationship with KK Fine Foods led to the design and construction of the business’s entire food production facility on Deeside Industrial Estate.
Work commenced in 2002 on the first phase of the production building and offices on an undeveloped plot on the industrial estate, with further extensions in 2006 and 2008. In 2015, Pochin’s returned to fit out the last extension with a new spiral freezer, blast chillers and significant internal modifications to improve and update the production kitchens.
Recticel Extension - Stoke-on-Trent
This scheme comprised the extension of an existing steel portal frame warehouse including provision of a new loading bay area, together with the construction of a new three-storey office/storage/workshop structure and some minor internal demolition.
The design of the new extension to the warehouse took up the entire footprint of the site, leaving little room for material storage and cranes. However, these issues were overcome with regular meetings and close monitoring.
Unilever - Port Sunlight
This new production facility was designed to house the production lines for Unilver’s ‘personal-care liquid’ skin and hair products. At three-storeys high it contains production lines, storage and packaging areas, laboratories, offices and meetings rooms with welfare facilities and wet rooms. A server room and substation were also included in the programme of work.
The staircase on the North-West elevation has glazed curtain walling and Kingspan composite was used on the roof, which features roof-lights to maximise the natural light into the building.
B&M Maintenance Vehicle Unit - Speke
Located within the grounds of the existing B&M Stores Distribution Centre, this vehicle maintenance unit includes three VOSA-compliant inspection pits, six dock levellers, a recycling and reclamation unit, offices and reception area. The development is a new build separate from the existing facility and allows B&M to service their fleet as well as those of other businesses.
The site was part of the old Liverpool airport and, as such, required an unexploded ordinance survey to eliminate any risk of forgotten WWII artefacts. During the excavation, old perfume and drinks bottles dating back 100 years were found and shared with the National Heritage Society.