Green-tech Ltd: multi-use HQ complex on 10-acre brownfield site
This £2.5 million redevelopment of a 10-acre brownfield site created a new home for the 60 staff of this award-winning Yorkshire landscaping company and a showcase and storage facility for its 6,000 plus product range. A well-planned development that maximises the use of space, the project involved demolishing existing buildings and constructing seven new buildings: a head-office for Green-tech, three warehouses, retail units and two building comprising seven serviced offices for rental. The site combines mixed styles and materials from single skin and cedar cladding to traditional masonry plus an environmentally-friendly soakaway system that included drainage ponds. Architect: Lawrence Hannah Architects.
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Cawingredients Ltd: second factory for Yorkshire soft drinks giant
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
Hope Technology: new carbon fibre R&D centre for cycle experts
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
Cawingredients: 130,000 sqft soft drinks factory
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
Cinetic Landis: phased factory extension
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
Copper Dragon Brewery: new brew house
Success meant Copper Dragon needed a new brew house to expand production. We designed and constructed a building that optimised available space and is easily extendable to allow for future growth of this popular craft brewer. The project required a foundation solution that raised the floor above the flood risk level. Architect: John and Jennifer Wharton
Kay Dee Engineering: operational site development
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
Ilkley Rugby Club: iconic new leisure facility
Funded predominantly by the club and the local community, Ilkley Rugby Club's new home has an iconic design that echoes the spectacular hill-scape around it. With multi-use sports and social facilities, the clubhouse is built on a suspended floor to raise it above the floodplain. The new facility is very popular and the club's profile has never been higher. Architect: Design Studio North
Giggleswick School: custom designed sports hall
The sports hall was a design and build project, and our fourth for this prestigious school. The existing building was demolished and the site levelled before foundations were piled and construction started. The result is a fabulous showpiece with a unique feature - under-floor heating fed by heat exchangers from a local water source. Architect: Squires and Brown
Metcalfe Models and Toys: national park location
Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this was an extension to a stone-clad steel-frame building previously fabricated by us. Sensitively developed to comply with planning restrictions, the 2,257 sqft extension was clad in timber to enhance its surrounding. Now the company can house all operations under one roof. Architect: John and Jennifer Wharton
Lithos Consulting: new Wetherby headquarters
Ground investigations expert Lithos Consultancy chose a brownfield site to redevelop for its new headquarters. We provided a complete build and fit-out service working with a sympathetic mix of materials including a steel frame with cedar wood cladding, topped with a copper canopy and an aluminium standing seam roof. Architect: Wildblood Macdonald
Aggregate Industries: asphalt plants at Heathrow and Sheffield
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
JOHN CURRAN, SALES DIRECTOR, NORTHERN PAPER BOARD
“Sutcliffe Construction continues to act as our building contractor of choice. We had a desperate need for additional storage as part of our ongoing expansion and investment programme, and Sutcliffe pulled out all the stops to complete our new 22,000 sq ft three-bay stock warehouse as soon as possible, actually finishing the work eight weeks ahead of schedule. We are delighted to recommend them and will not hesitate to use them again in the future.”
RACHEL KAY, MANAGING DIRECTOR, GREEN-TECH LTD
“We are delighted with our choice of contractor in Sutcliffe Construction. It has been professional, conscientious and adaptable at every point. The site has been incredibly well run, with an energetic and enthusiastic team of people. It has delivered at every stage of the process from quote right through to completion and most importantly the project has been delivered on time. Sutcliffe has certainly taken the hassle out of this large building project and we will have no hesitation in using it for future phases.”
Ian Weatherill, Co-Founder, Hope Technology Ltd
“Sutcliffe was absolutely dead easy to work with – it sorted out every problem so we could just concentrate on what we like doing best which is messing about with bikes and gearing up to expand when the R&D centre is ready to open.”
Andrew J Cawthray, Chairman & Chief Executive, Cawingredients Ltd
"From day one on site the team demonstrated their determination to execute the contract as professionally and successfully as possible bearing in mind our need for Sutcliffe's to work around the added complication of machinery installations two-thirds the way through the building programme.Today we are proud of the facility we have created. We have visits from all over the world virtually each week and most ask "who built the factory?"
Steve Taylor, Managing Director, Copper Dragon Brewery
"A company with strong values, combined with a wealth of knowledge in the construction of modern institutional buildings. Sutcliffe Construction was contracted to build a 10,000 sqft build for Copper Dragon Brewery with additional unique features to satisfy our needs. Its judgment, skill, hard work and determination enabled this unit to be completed ahead of schedule and to the highest of standards with a remarkable workforce."
Mike Davies, Managing Director, Principle Healthcare Ltd
"During the build, Sutcliffe worked very closely with our team and the communication links were very good. Not surprisingly, some 'amendments' to the plans were required and Sutcliffe was always helpful, gave suggestions on alternatives and very importantly created confidence by 'adding to our thinking' and guiding us through any build difficulties. Sutcliffe is a quality company, with quality people, standards, professionalism and a competitive price."
Paul Herbert, Managing Director, Siesta International Holidays Ltd
"Sutcliffe Construction's professional service made the project run smoothly despite accepted contingencies such as contamination issues and differences in levels on site. The on-site team proved especially outstanding and efficient which is essential for client-contractor relationships. The end result is a high quality, user-friendly and prestigious building complex which is not only an excellent flagship headquarters for our own business but also a major benefit for our numerous tenants."
Stuart Clark, MANAGING DIRECTOR, Bingley LTD
"The entire team at Sutcliffe Constructionfilled me with confidence and the project ran smoothly from start to finish. The site team were proficient and extremely knowledgeable and I am 101% happy with the end result. I would highly recommend Sutcliffe Construction to anyone in the market for a steel-framed building."
Tim Snowden, MANAGING DIRECTOR, www.4x4at.com
"I'd already project managed the building of four warehouse units when I decided to use Sutcliffe Construction for the fifth. It was the most professional from the outset and showed willing and keenness where other providers failed. I was impressed by the hands-on approach and the company instilled confidence in me by advising on improvements and cost savings to the scheme that myself and the architect had designed."
Tracy Perrin, Finance Director, Lithos Consulting
"From managing director to site workers, Sutcliffe Construction worked as a team to ensure our new office met the highest standards, was finished on time and within budget. Sutcliffe's friendly but highly professional approach helped guide us through a potentially high-risk project for a relatively small company. We would recommend them without hesitation and look forward to working with them again in the future."
Nick Metcalfe, Managing Director, Metcalfe Models & Toys
"Sutcliffe's professionalism and attention to detail, not to mention the politeness and tidiness of the workers on site, meant our build was a pleasant and stress free experience. We moved into our state-of-the-art offices and print works on time and on budget. After-care service from Sutcliffe is another plus. They don't walk away when the job is done – and have looked after us and our beautiful factory at all times."
Richard Scargill, Former Chairman, Ilkley Rugby Club
"Throughout the build process Sutcliffe Construction was efficient, approachable, flexible and we felt that we were getting both good value and tremendous support. They offered continuity of on-site personnel and management with James Sutcliffe keeping watch over the entire project. Sutcliffe Construction is a first-class outfit to deal with and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the company."
Matt Shockey, Operations Director, Cinetic Landis Ltd
"We chose Sutcliffe to design and build our 90 m x 30 m high bay assembly and welfare facility complex because it was able to demonstrate that it could provide a turnkey engineered solution within a target cost and build schedule for a high specification manufacturing extension. Sutcliffe successfully managed the engineering and integration of the high bay facility including two wide bay 20 ton cranes and three 2.5 ton wall mounted cantilever cranes. Sutcliffe continues to remain a premier supplier for us for engineered renovation and new construction projects and services within our Cross Hills manufacturing facility."
Peter Rust, Project Manager, Aggregate Industries
"With projects as large and demanding as our two new asphalt plants at Heathrow and in Sheffield, Sutcliffe Construction's team demonstrated their technical know-how, professionalism and drive to ensure we achieved the objectives laid out at the start of the builds. Crucially for us, Sutcliffe brought the projects in on time and on budget through efficient project management and effective communication. We've worked with many contractors across our own sites, as well as on other construction projects, and the partnership approach taken by Sutcliffe Construction clearly sets a benchmark for best practice in the industry."
Green-tech: 10-Acre multi-use RE-development of BROWNFIELD SITE
Green-tech Ltd is an award-winning Yorkshire landscape and forestry supplier that is growing at an exceptional pace with both new product development and acquisitions part of its future plans. Having outgrown its first premises, it needed a purpose built HQ that could house its 60 staff, showcase and store its retail range of over 6,000 diverse products and provide capacity for growth. A 10-acre brownfield site off the A1 between junctions 47 and 48 proved to be exactly what Green-tech was looking for. The £2.5 million re-development of the site, known as Rabbit Hill Park, was supported with a £200,000 grant from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership’s Business Grant Programme.
Sharing Green-tech’s local roots and passion for the environment, Sutcliffe Construction was a natural fit for the redevelopment of the multi-use site. The project, designed to maximise the use of space, began with the demolition of existing buildings and construction of a roadway. Seven new buildings followed: a head-office for Green-tech, two buildings housing serviced offices for rental, a retail unit and three storage units in mixed styles and materials. A range of construction expertise was involved from ground-works and steel-fabrication to traditional masonry, cedar cladding and single skin cladding to ecological elements such as a soakaway system including drainage ponds. Construction began in April and the project was handed over on schedule in November 2015.
Rachel Kay, Managing Director, Green-tech Ltd, said “We are delighted with our choice of contractor in Sutcliffe Construction. It has been professional, conscientious and adaptable at every point. The site has been incredibly well run, with an energetic and enthusiastic team of people. It has delivered at every stage of the process from quote right through to completion and most importantly the project has been delivered on time. Sutcliffe has certainly taken the hassle out of this large building project and we will have no hesitation in using it for future phases.”
Cawingredients: New 130,000 sqft Soft Drinks Factory
Cawingredients is a soft drinks manufacturer. When it entered the market in 2009, it needed a flagship to house a state-of-the-art production plant, head office, research and development centre and warehouse for ingredients and finished product – all on a single site in Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire. The architect on the project was Bowman Riley Architects.
Sutcliffe Construction was contracted to build the 12,093 sqm factory.The project began with a mass 'cut and fill' operation of 36,000 cubic metres to level the site.
The factory is made of four steel spans totalling 135 m with 'goal post' bracing to optimise space. Using 490 tonnes of steel (+100 tonnes cold rolled), the project took 12 months to complete working around the installation of plant and machinery that came on site two-thirds of the way into the project.
Sutcliffe is now building Cawingredients' second factory of 8,250 sqm (88,600 sqft).
Andrew J Cawthray, Chairman & Chief Executive, Cawingredients Ltd said: "From day one on site the team demonstrated their determination to execute the contract as professionally and successfully as possible bearing in mind our need for Sutcliffe's to work around the added complication of machinery installations two-thirds the way through the building programme. Today we are proud of the facility we have created. We have visits from all over the world virtually each week and most ask "who built the factory?"
Cinetic Landis LTD: Multinational's UK factory extension
Cinetic Landis is a world leading manufacturer of high-precision grinding machines for the car industry with major plants in the US and UK. When its Keighley factory reached full capacity, the company decided to extend as well as create additional car parking, facilities for staff, ancillary buildings and offices – all without interrupting production. The architect on the project was JB Birch Architects.
This was a complex phased project, carried out whilst the main factory remained fully operational.
Phase one included creating car parking for 243 cars and demolishing part of the existing factory. Phase two saw the building of a 42,000 sqft extension on piled foundations due to poor ground conditions, service yard and 3,600 sqft ancillary building. The main factory building was constructed to contain two 20 ton cranes and three 2.5 ton cranes.
Matt Shockey, Operations Director, Cinetic Landis Ltd said: "We chose Sutcliffe to design and build our 90 m x 30 m high bay assembly and welfare facility complex because it was able to demonstrate that it could provide a turnkey engineered solution within a target cost and build schedule for a high specification manufacturing extension. Sutcliffe successfully managed the engineering and integration of the high bay facility including two wide bay 20 ton cranes and three 2.5 ton wall mounted cantilever cranes. Sutcliffe continues to remain a premier supplier for us for engineered renovations and new construction projects and services within our Cross Hills manufacturing facility."
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