Newspaper storage to move north
The 25m tall steel-framed building was erected by The AA Group (TAAG) working on behalf of main contractor Kier. The company erected 500t of structural steelwork, 30t of secondary steel and a further 30t of cold rolled purlins and cladding rails for the job.
The structure, scheduled for completion in 2013, will be airtight with a low oxygen air system to reduce the risk of fire.
Construction of the warehouse is taking place on a plot adjacent to a similar building – housing the British Library’s book collection – which was built a few years ago.