Finley Structures newsletter 11 - Spring 2016 - Page 6


Finley Structures have won another major contract at Japanese firm Nissan ’ s expanding North-East car manufacturing plant .

The family-run steel firm was awarded an 836-tonne contract from Sir Robert McAlpine to work on the new press shop at the Washington site . It comes after Finley Structures completed the steel frame for Nissan ’ s new factory which is now manufacturing its new Infiniti range , as part of a 1,300-tonne contract . This latest project for McAlpine involved constructing a 22 metre-tall press shop and panel store covering 6,300 square metres of floor area . Finley Structures had to fabricate 38-metre clear span trusses and 1,800mm-deep plate girder crane beams as part of the complex operation . “ It ’ s a very difficult , challenging project , as we ’ re having to erect the structure around a very large excavation area ,” says Finley ’ s operations manager Jim Graham . “ But it continues to showcase our capability as a major fabricator – and we ’ re delighted to be working with Sir Robert McAlpine again on what is another high-profile and important contract for the region .” Finley ’ s had previously erected two buildings , involving a total of more than 1,300 tonnes of steel , for Nissan ’ s Infiniti factory – part of Nissan ’ s £ 250m investment at Sunderland . Jim added : “ We secured this latest contract from McAlpine under very strong competition , so we had to demonstrate a strong market

value . “ This latest appointment demonstrates our continued focus on value for money with both McAlpine and Nissan .”
06 / 07 ROF 59 ACTIVITY CENTRE BRINGS ADDED BOUNCE TO BUSINESS PARK! PROJECTS ROF 59 is Finley Structures’ new, multi-purpose activity centre – built on one of the former Royal Ordnance Factory sites on Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe. YORK UNIVERSITY BIOMED BUILDING Main Contractor: Interserve Construction Tonnage: 271 Site Date: September 2015 Custom-built for the war effort in the early 1940s, ROF 59 was used by the Aycliffe Angels, who built bombs and bullets for the boys in the battlefield. After an extensive redevelopment, which has preserved much of the original brickwork and history, ROF 59 is now a 21st Century entertainment venue for all the family. NAVIGATION PARK, ENFIELD Main Contractor: A & H Construction Tonnage: 616 Site Date: October 2015 AMRC YORK BIOMED BOUNCE Bounce at ROF 59 is home to 75 trampolines, including a dodgeball court and three slam dunk basketball hoops, as well as jump bags. Whilst Bounce sessions apply age restrictions of 6 and above ‘Sibling Bounce’ is designed with under 6’s in mind, a chance for family and friends of all ages to bounce together. Staff are dedicated to help visitors develop bouncing skills and ensure that all sessions run safely. Bounce sessions cost £10.50 for 55 minutes, Sibling Bounce cost £7.50 for 55 minutes or £5.00 for 30 minutes. CLIMB Climb at ROF 59 can be enjoyed by most. If you fit a harness you can climb! Enjoy the challenges of the specifically designed walls covering various levels of ability. The ROF challenge is to see if you can climb all 14 walls in 55 minutes... do you accept this challenge? WORKINGTON ACADEMY Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine Tonnage: 432 Site Date: October 2015 No experience is needed as each session starts with a safety briefing, ensuring all climbers have the correct equipment and are familiar with the safety aspects of the climbing walls. Adventure Climb at ROF 59 costs £7.50 for 55 minutes and sessions are held daily, seven days a week. RELAX While its activity centre keeps the youngsters entertained, ROF 59 also has two brilliant venues for parents to either relax, or for the whole family to wind down after their fun. The Blitz restaurant offers a spacious, chilled out area with ample seating, a fantastic atmosphere and a fully- stocked bar all in one place. Diners can choose from main or light bites menus and watch staff cook their meals through the open-windowed kitchen. All food is freshly cooked and menus are regularly updated, meaning there’s always plenty to choose from. The Bunker bar/lounge is ideal for either relaxing before or after a meal, or just winding down after a hard day at work. ROYDS HALL SCHOOL Main Contractor: Bam Construction Tonnage: 120 Site Date: October 2015 NISSAN PRESS SHOP Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine Tonnage: 756 Site Date: November 2015 ROF 59 stocks a good selection of wines, beers and cocktails to cater for all occasions. ROF 59 is situated at the heart of County Durham in Newton Aycliffe, within easy reach of Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Durham and Teesside. So whether it’s a family day out, a private party or a corporate function you’re looking for, they’ve got the ideal venue for you. ROF 59 can also accommodate school groups, private parties, corporate events and team-building days. UTC SCARBOROUGH Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon Tonnage: 260 Site Date: December 2016 VICTORIA GATE TO FIND OUT MORE: UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN Main Contractor: BAM Construction Tonnage: 500 Site Date: March 2016 VISIT THEM on Durham Way South, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham, DL5 6XN CALL 01325 728222 ENERGY WORKS, HULL Main Contractor: C Spencer Tonnage: 1,900 Site Date: May 2016 EMAIL OR VISIT WWW.FINLEYSTRUCTURES.CO.UK SKYLINE UNITS, HEATHROW Main Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey Tonnage: 600 Site Date: March 2016 ISSUE 11 / SPRING 2016