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Keys handed over for steel-framed aerospace facility

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Winvic Construction has handed over the keys to a £44M industrial unit at Ansty Park, Coventry for international aerospace, defence and energy engineering group Meggitt.

The 46,000m² building required 1,775t of structural steelwork and will be used as a manufacturing and test facility as well as the company’s global headquarters.

Winvic said it worked with architect firm Michael Sparks Associates to deliver the prominent and high-quality design where sustainability was important. The project has achieved ‘A+ EPC and BREEAM ‘Very Good’ ratings, and comprises elements such as a rainwater harvesting system and photovoltaic panels.

Notable elements that have been designed to an elevated specification include a full-height glass atrium area where striking 3 x 1m floor tiles have been utilised, while the front of the building – which houses the main offices – is also completely glazed.

Winvic Operations Manager, Dave Roberts, said: “From pre-construction discussions to the final elements of the complex fit-out, this project has been a great example of partnership working between a main contractor, client and end-user; it has been a joy to work closely with developer Manse Opus and Meggitt and to share the same visions of quality, commercial viability and first-rate design.”

Richard Smith, Opus Land Joint Managing Director, added: “We feel privileged to have been appointed to develop such a world-leading manufacturing and head office facility for a company of Meggitt’s standing and are delighted at the quality of the Winvic build and the professionalism of their on-site team.”

Working on behalf of Winvic, Caunton Engineering fabricated, supplied and erected the project’s steelwork.

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