Factory focus: Our new home is rapidly taking shape
In just two months since we broke ground on the construction of our new 168,000 ft² factory, progress has been rapid, with the site dramatically beginning to take shape.
In the first five weeks, our building contractor Bowmer & Kirkland shifted 1,765,733 ft3 of earth to complete the initial earth works. This cleared the way for 1,037 vibro-piling stone columns to be set, alongside 22,995 ft3 of concrete, which has been poured to complete the foundations of the factory.
Since then, 650 tonnes of steel have been used to erect the building’s frame, with the roof and wall cladding to be completed over the coming weeks. August has also seen the major mechanical and electrical work get underway.
To date, 176,573 ft3 of stone has been delivered to the site. The yard space and car parks are close to completion, alongside some of the major landscaping features like our impressive pond, designed to support local wildlife.
Major milestones are being hit every week and we are well on track for completion by the end of the year as planned, with an official opening ceremony set for early 2019.
We are extremely proud to be creating the most state-of-the-art facility for trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturing in the UK, and we can’t wait to show you more as the build phase continues!