PRC steel building were appointed as main contractor for the construction of a new CNC Machine shop for a Portsmouth based specialist engineering company. We took the initial structural engineers design and modelled the building in our Tekla software to produce a 3D model and our production drawing for the clients approval and once approved fabricated and delivered the steel work within 4 weeks.
The project comprised of clearing the existing site and installing the new reinforced foundations for the new portal framed building, construction of the new machine shop floor and machine bases. internally we constructed a 2.4m high dense blockwork wall to the perimeter of the building, protected the steel work with intumescent paint finish too give fire protection and managed the electrical and mechanical fit out of the building.
The client had experience some problems on this site with their existing factory suffering from flooding during heavy down pours of rain. PRC highlighted the increased potential for flooding due to the rainwater off the new building and came up with a solution to alleviate the problem by creating capacity within the new drainage system for the new steel building. We utilised 600mm twinwall pipes to create a tank which would hold around 26,000 litres of rain water and then controlled its release via a surface water pumping station over longer period of time. To improve the matters further we organised for the existing pre war drainage system to be surveyed and clean further reducing the problem of flooding on the site.
To complete the project we then carried out various external works to install new concrete footpaths and roadways.