Archer European HQ Blackburn

Site: Archer European HQ Blackburn
Client: KD3 Ltd
Value: £17M consisting of new offices with car parking £7M and workshop and yard £10M.
Development: New offices and workshop.
Design Team: Wright Associates
Services: Earthworks Design & Piling Drainage design and SUDS
Undertaken: Superstructure Analysis and Design
Current Status: Under construction with offices scheduled for completion December 2013 and workshop with yard September 2013.
 Main Contractor: Morrison Construction

Works consist of three  Storey Steel framed office building and gym carried to piled foundations having a total floor area of 3450m2 and associated car parking of 120 spaces.

In addition the project provides a portal framed workshop & warehouse building with having a total floor area of 2900m2 and 10 tonne overhead gantry cranes.

Three-acre reinforced concrete yard slab with SUDS drainage and reinforced concrete cantilever retaining walls complete the project.

Special Consideration: Construction works in proximity to major natural gas pipeline required liaison with national grid.