This was our first project for Belzona International, a global leader in the chemical protection and composite materials repair industry. It involved developing a bunded containment area with an underground fire water attenuation tank at this multi-national client’s well-developed UK HQ site in Claro Road, Harrogate. The project was completed in 2016 and in 2017 we were contracted again to build its state-of-the-art £4.3 million 3,665 sqm warehouse, distribution and training facility, also in Harrogate.
To make the best use of available space in one of Harrogate’s most prestigious business parks, Sutcliffe was tasked with building a retaining wall system to create more – and safe – parking spaces. Cardale Park, owned by the Commercial Estates Group, is home to many of Harrogate’s leading companies, including national and international groups. This was a design and build project that began with excavating for foundations, installing a pre-cast retaining wall system, extending existing surface water drainage and upgrading the existing lighting. The extension created 65 much-needed new parking spaces.
Damaged by floods in 2015, the old Horton Bridge had to be replaced. As this is the only access route to a small group of residences, we built a temporary footbridge to allow pedestrians access for the duration of the project. The project involved ground investigation and a design solution for a 32t weight-limit bridge. Having demolished and removed the old bridge, we made new foundations and installed a new steel bridge with a reinforced concrete deck. Finally, we reinstated all kerbing and access roads including lamp posts.
Cawingredients is a soft drinks manufacturer with three plants on its Leeming Bar site in North Yorkshire – all built by Sutcon since 2009 when the company was launched. In 2014, we were contracted to build a Water Treatment Plant Base to support the production facilities. The project included extensive site preparation and excavation – a stretch of existing bunding had to be cut and pulled back with a new bund formed along the side of the busy A1. New perimeter retaining walls, foundations and concrete slabs, buffer tanks, drainage and soakaways were the key elements of this civils project.
Architect: Bowman Riley Architects.