Extension works and a new R&D Workshop for Harrod UK

Posted on: December 12th, 2016

Construction works are now complete at Harrod UK, in Lowestoft. Working alongside Paul Robinson Partnership LLP, the £500,000+ project included extensions to the warehouse and first floor office and the construction of a new research and development workshop.

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Works began in November 2015, and the project took 12 months to complete in three phases:

Research and development workshop

  • The construction of a new research and development workshop of approximately 825m² floor area, including internal offices and welfare facilities.
  • The new building was constructed using traditional concrete strip foundations and concrete ground floor slab; structural steelwork portal frame with metal roof and wall cladding; installation of a sectional overhead door; personnel doors; aluminium windows; the complete construction of internal offices and welfare facilities; mechanical and electrical services installations.
  • Ancillary works include site clearance and the construction of a new access road for use by forklift trucks, and a pedestrian walkway.

Warehouse extension

  • The construction of a 420m2 two bay warehouse extension.
  • The works comprised of traditional concrete strip foundations and concrete ground floor slab; structural steelwork portal frame with metal roof and wall cladding; installation of external fire escapes, traditional brickwork external envelope, pot & beam floor, flat roof; personnel doors, UPVC windows and doors; mechanical and electrical services.

First floor office extension

  • The construction of a new first floor office extension.
  • The extension was constructed of a load bearing masonry wall supporting a precast concrete beam and block first floor and cut timber flat roof.
  • The first floor and roof are supported from the existing masonry cavity wall to the offices.
  • The traditional brick and block wall & flat roof construction works will match the existing.

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