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Three steel sheds for Staffordshire park

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Caunton Engineering has supplied and erected 2,300t of steelwork for the first three distribution sheds on a new ProLogis Park in Stafford.

Known as Prime Point 14, the development covers 128 acres and is situated adjacent to Junction 14 of the M6 motorway.

Interestingly, there is much local sensitivity and respect for the site as the new buildings are close to the spot, where, in order to avoid the local townspeople, a US fighter pilot crashed his plane during WWII.

The three sheds, offering 542,000, 127,000 and 70,000 sq ft of floor space respectively, are the first buildings to be erected on site by Fitzpatrick Contractors, the project’s main contractor.

Grenville Griffiths, Project Manager for Caunton says the whole steel erection programme was completed in ten weeks.

“We did the largest shed in the first six weeks, and then erected the other two simultaneously during the following four weeks,” Mr Griffiths explains.

The largest shed, known as DC1, is a five-span structure erected with 610mm x 299mm columns and 457mm x 152mm rafters.

The other two units – DC2 and DC3 – are both twin-span buildings of 38m and 35m lengths respectively.

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