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Regional Distribution Centre, West Midlands

Regional Distribution Centre, West Midlands

Regional Distribution Centre, West Midlands Regional Distribution Centre, West Midlands Regional Distribution Centre, West Midlands
ClientMajor retail chain Description

The 450,000 sqr ft distribution centre will act as a new distribution hub for a major retail chain. It sits adjacent to the M6 and is said to provide 500 jobs for the running of the centre. 

PEP were appointed as structural and civil engineers for the project. The 250m long centre comprises of a set of 30m long portal frames, trusses and cellular beams built off a grillage of over 5000 driven square piles and caps and TwinTec fibre reinforced ground slab. 

Liebherr HQ, Biggleswade

Liebherr HQ, Biggleswade

Liebherr HQ, Biggleswade
ContractorKier Anglia ArchitectArcher Partnership
ClientLiebherr Value£11,000,000 Description

A single phase Design and Build development, providing a new warehouse and headquarters building for Liebherr (GB) on a 3.7 hectare site at Stratton Business Park, Biggleswade.

The development consists of a three storey, 16m high, air-conditioned office block, and a 5,000m2 production unit. The unit is used for service, repair, maintenance and equipment testing, as well as providing a high technology spares warehouse.

Colnbrook Trading Estate

Colnbrook Trading Estate

Colnbrook Trading Estate
ContractorSDC ArchitectPaul Johnson Architects
ClientChancerygate Value£2,500,000 Description

PEP were novated to contractor SDC on this Design and Build contract, to provide civil and structural engineering design services for fifteen light industrial units on a remediated brownfield site in Colnbrook.

External works design included determination of finished levels, setting out and construction details for all roadways and parking areas, plus storm and foul drainage systems. The storm drainage system utilised over-sized pipes to provide the necessary attenuation, with final discharge via a petrol interceptor and gabion headwall into an adjacent brook.

The buildings are of steel portal framed construction, with lightweight metal cladding and roofing. Due to poor ground conditions foundations comprise a combination of vibro-stone and vibro-concrete columns, supporting lightly reinforced pads and strips. Ground floor slabs are of traditional cast-insitu construction, also supported by the vibro-columns.

Swan Business Park, Buckingham

Swan Business Park, Buckingham

Swan Business Park, Buckingham
Contractor. Architect.
ClientDeeley Properties Value£1,300,000 Description

PEP were appointed by contractor G. W. Deeley on this Design and Build contract, to provide civil and structural engineering design services for eleven starter units suitable for business, office or light industrial usage.

The site is steeply sloping and consequently required careful consideration of finished levels in order to minimise excavation while maintaining suitable gradients across the road and parking areas. Retaining elements were kept to a minimum by careful use of planting beds, kerbing and batters.

Foundations were of traditional construction, deepened to allow for adjacent trees and landscaping zones, and designed for fire boundary conditions where necessary.

Ground bearing slabs were utilised, with reinforced downstand edge thickenings on party wall lines and where levels dictated a step in adjacent floor levels.

Aero Park, Farnborough

Aero Park, Farnborough

Aero Park, Farnborough Aero Park, Farnborough
ContractorFitzpatrick Architect.
ClientTerrace Hill Projects Value£6,500,000 Description

PEP acted as engineering consultants to design and develop this business and industrial park on a site forming part of the Farnborough Aerodrome complex. Appointed initially by the Client, PEP were subsequently novated to the contractor, Fitzpatrick.

The £6.5m first phase comprises 80,000 sq ft of offices and high-tech B1/B6 industrial units. The 16.5 acre site is a phased development with permission for 350,000 sq ft of commercial use.

PEP were also responsible for developing and obtaining approval of the surface water drainage strategy for the whole site.

Russel Square, Basildon

Russel Square, Basildon

Russel Square, Basildon
Contractor. Architect.
ClientLCH Properties Value£1,400,000 Description

PEP were appointed as Lead Consultant and Project Manager for the construction of four new industrial units on a brown-field site adjacent to the Old Gin Distillery in Basildon. PEP were responsible for assembling the Design Team and managing the project on behalf of the Client.

With engineering input available to the Client at a very early stage of the project, considerable savings were made in dealing with the unusual ground conditions created by old foundations in the distillery plant areas.

Decimus Park, Tunbridge Wells

Decimus Park, Tunbridge Wells

Decimus Park, Tunbridge Wells
Contractor. ArchitectMichael Cook Associates
ClientTerrace Hill Projects Value£8,000,000 Description

PEP were appointed as civil and structural engineering design consultants for this three phase development, providing twenty nine B2 and B8 units, totalling 175,000 sq.ft.

The site is steeply sloping and further complicated by the need to work around an existing 18. gas main, protected oak trees and a drainage ditch. A series of terraces have been formed to deal with the slope, constructed with contiguous piled, reinforced earth and pre-cast concrete retaining walls. This has enabled finished ground levels to be laid at a slope of 1:40.

The project required considerable design and drawing input for structural works, roads, drainage and landscaping prior to commencement of construction.

Moulton Park Industrial Estate, Northampton

Moulton Park Industrial Estate, Northampton

Moulton Park Industrial Estate, Northampton Moulton Park Industrial Estate, Northampton
ContractorSDC ArchitectCarless & Adams Partnership
ClientSlough Estates Value£3,350,000 Description

A single phase development, providing a new 100,000 sq.ft. warehouse and office facility constructed within extremely tight budget and time constraints.

The project was secured incorporating the principles and ethos of partnering and undertaken under a GMP framework, with an open book analysis of all costs. PEP.s involvement was from conception to completion.

The project was driven by continuous value engineering in order to alleviate absorption of £200k of tenant’s additions. Savings of £120k were achieved by creative design solutions.