AT NEW 92,000 SQ FT DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
The proximity of major power lines are proving no obstacle for Finley Structures after being awarded a 465-tonne project to construct a new distribution centre in Lancashire .
Road haulage giant Fagan and Whalley
is expanding with a multi-million pound development on Burnley Bridge Business Park – a development which is creating at least 25 new jobs . The transport firm won planning permission to build a 92,000 square foot distribution hub on a 10-acre site at the complex near the M65 ’ s junction nine . Finley Structures won the contract from Leeds-based GMI Construction to design and build its steel frame on a site which lies next to power lines .
Finley Structures Commercial Director Diane Ruston said : “ We ’ ve had to erect the steel in close proximity to major power lines , and as the building is taller than the lines this is particularly challenging . “ But through the design process , we developed effective solutions to enable the project to be delivered safely and successfully . “ Furthermore , this is the first time we ’ ve worked with GMI and it ’ s great to foster another new relationship with a major contractor .”
F & W ’ s new hub will provide parking for up to 80 trailers , with 10 loading bays and 25,000 pallet locations . The new development will complement the family-run firm ’ s existing headquarters at Shuttleworth Mead Business Park and satellite centre in Coventry which together employ 300 staff . Burnley Bridge Business Park is a £ 50m development near Burnley , providing modern industrial and warehousing accommodation creating 1,400 jobs .
BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN AS WE WIN ANOTHER EDUCATION CONTRACT
Finley Structures has
strengthened its ongoing relationship with major contractor BAM Construction after successfully securing a contract at Doncaster Sixth Form College .
BAM is constructing the £ 11.1m building and awarded a 640-tonne project to fabricate and erect steel as part of the overall scheme , while also installing approximately
9,000 sqm of pre-cast concrete floor units along with precast concrete lift shafts , pre-cast concrete ground beams and precast concrete stairs .
The sixth form project follows several recent contracts in the education sector for Finley Structures , after working on a 260-tonne contract at Roundhay School in Leeds for Interserve and a 560-tonne project at Ryde Academy on the Isle of Wight for Sir Robert McAlpine ( read more about that on page 5 ). Finley Structures are also working on a 224-tonne project George Mitchell School in London for Bowmer and Kirkland , SEMH School in Seacroft , East Leeds , for Interserve , as well as Krishna Avanti School , which is Britain ’ s first statefunded Hindu school , in Edgware , London – a 337-tonne contract , also for Bowmer and Kirkland .
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