This vital expansion of GGR Group’s HQ in Oldham took eight weeks and involved careful planning and execution working with limitations on crane usage and restricted heights because of proximity to major power lines. The build included creating a 530sqm extension to house a training facility for spider crane operators plus storage for GGR, a national leader in lifting products and services. A larger outdoor working space was made plus extra parking for staff and visitors. The building’s steel frame, cladding and canopy with trim to match the rest of the site facilities were all fabricated in house by Sutcliffe. Architect: John Barnes. Engineers: Bridgewater Engineers.
A sister factory to the one built by Sutcliffe in 2010 at Leeming Bar, the new factory is 8,800 sqm (95,000 sqft) and is designed to function as a product mixing operation as well as a warehouse. Construction involved a cut and fill operation and an extremely fast turnaround – the project schedule was 10 months from request for proposal to completion and included a completely new roadway and car parking facility for 150 vehicles. Architect: Bowman Riley
To meet planning requirement, the company’s two new asphalt plants in Heathrow and Sheffield needed to be fully enclosed. We designed, fabricated and constructed steel frame buildings with cladding to fit around the silos with high eaves of over 30 metres. Architect: Martin O’Brien Associates
This phased build was carried out without interrupting operations in the main factory. Phase one included creating car parking for 243 cars and demolishing part of the existing factory. A 42,000 sqft extension was built on the demolition site and former car park, with a service yard and 3,600 sqft ancillary building. The main building contains two 20 ton cranes and three 2.5 ton cranes and is built on piled foundations due to poor ground conditions. Architect: JB Birch
A prestigious and challenging project for the UK headquarters of a global leader in the chemical protection and composite materials repair industry. The project involved the construction of a state-of-the-art £4.3 million 3,665 sqm warehouse, distribution and global training headquarters at Belzona’s Claro Road HQ in Harrogate The new 3-storey building features a dual span hipped roof, Kingspan Benchmark cladding and a dock loading system. The steel frame and detailing was made by Sutcliffe at its Skipton-based steel fabrication plant. This is the company’s second project for Belzona International following on from the successful completion of an underground fire water attenuation tank project completed in 2016. Architect: Norr Architects. Structural engineering consultant: Blue Sky Consultancy.
A complex phased development to extend the floor space of the existing factory, increase productivity and value – without interrupting operations. Temporary office accommodation was installed and Phase one of the factory built and handed over to the client. The existing premises were demolished and Phase two of the factory was built with new offices. Finally, a temporary factory wall between Phases one and two was removed so increased production could begin. Architect: Bowman Riley
Design and build of an internationally admired soft drinks production facility with ancillary flavour store and offices. The project included a mass ‘cut and fill’ operation of 36,000 cubic metres (1.27 million cubic feet) to level the site. The factory is made of four steel spans – two of which are 45 m (147 ft) – utilising ‘goal post’ bracing to optimise space. Architect: Bowman Riley
This £500,000 carbon fibre research and development centre for cycle component specialist Hope Technology involved a complex reworking of the old North Light Mill in Barnoldswick that Sutcliffe rebuilt in 1996 for another company. New piled foundations were built on the site located above a culvert and stream that is used to naturally cool the R&D centre. Original mill walls have been carefully preserved. The new lab is part of the 89,000 sqft Hope Mill – a state-of-the-art complex that employs over 100 people and manufactures 65,000 bike components a year. Architect: John Wharton