Our long association with Acerinox began when a major project buyer who had been working for GKN moved to a new position with Acerinox to drive the business forward. As he helped them grow and expand the business we were regularly called upon to construct machine foundations, extend buildings and carry out yard and floor construction works.
Acerinox rapidly reached a point where they had outgrown their existing site. Fortunately, an adjacent plot became available and, despite its elevated position, Acerinox decided to purchase the site and turned to next us to provide them with a design and build solution. We came up with a design solution and obtained planning permission.
After demolition of the old buildings, extensive remediation and enabling work was required; the site had to be decontaminated and old mine workings drilled and grouted. A new 3,226 square metre warehouse with two crane bays was constructed together with 747 square metres of office space over three floors.
The new site was over six metres higher than the existing site so we modified the site roads and built a large HGV ramp with retaining structures to link the sites. The project took just over a year to complete and was handed over to the client in December 2009.