Power House, Grays, Essex

Power House, Grays, Essex

Power House, Grays, Essex Commercial & Industrial

This brown-field site of 3 hectares had previously been used for mixed industrial warehousing. The original building had been demolished leaving some minor soil contamination in a few local areas requiring disposal by a registered carrier.

Bordering the main Southend to Fenchurch Street over-ground line, the site was subject to stringent design controls before the works commenced. Network Rail required the new building to meet with CONSTRADO regulations, ensuring that in the event of fire the building would collapse inwards and not towards to the rail track.

Detailed method statements were provided prior to the work being undertaken and notice was given to Network Rail so they could arrange for the works process to be monitored throughout the construction process.

Two industrial units one 850m2 and the other 250m2 were constructed using a steel portal design. Both were clad with a Tata insulated composite panel with brickwork below and a 'built up' insulated cladding system to the roofs. All floors where formed from reinforced concrete, with a power float finish. Internal office and welfare areas were formed to a high finish with oak joinery throughout.

Externally,1700m2 of yard areas where formed using reinforced concrete designed to take high loads imposed by large industrial forklift trucks capable of lifting loaded containers.

Client: John F Hunt Group

Project Management: Dovetail Architects

Contract Sum: £1,314,000

Duration: 45 Weeks


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