Steelwork completes on UK’s largest-ever speculative development
Working on behalf of ISG, Severfield has completed the erection of 4,900t of steelwork for two distribution centres at Panattoni Park, Avonmouth, which is said to be the UK’s largest-ever speculative development.
The two 17m-high units will offer 37,718m2 and 82,727m2 of floorspace respectively.
Sustainability is at the heart of the project as both units are aiming to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and an EPC rating of ‘A’. They will also benefit from sustainability features such as roof-mounted solar PVs, rooflights and EV charging points.
Predominantly using three mobile cranes for the erection of each building, both unit’s spans were erected with each rafter being lifted into place in two pieces.
The smaller Unit 1, measures 255m-long x 144m-wide and consists of four 36m-wide spans. Similar to its larger neighbour, this building also contains a two-storey office with a rooftop plant deck and a two-storey hub office.