Steel-framed parcel hub will create 750 jobs
Caunton Engineering has been awarded the steelwork
package by main contractor Winvic Construction for a
major DPD (Dynamic Parcel Delivery) parcel hub near
Hinckley in Leicestershire.
The new facility will be DPD’s fifth UK hub and will be
located two miles from Hub 4, which Winvic and Caunton
completed in 2015.
For the new hub, DPD will develop a 39-acre site within
a new 82-acre employment park, close to junction 1 of the
M69. The building will be 503m long and will be capable
of handling 71,000 parcels an hour, increasing DPD’s total overnight parcel sorting capacity by 60%. It is reported
Tuesday 5 March 2019
Steel Frames and Disproportionate
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Tuesday 12 March 2019
High Strength Steel Structures
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HSS and design to EC3.
Go-ahead for Farringdon
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Tuesday 2 April 2019
Fabricated beams with corrugated webs
Although not common in the UK, these beams
are regularly used in other parts of Europe and
has its own dedicated part of the Eurocode.
The corrugated web increases the resistance to
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Thursday 4 April 2019
Steel Building Design to EC3
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reassurance that design to EC3 is
Thursday 9 May 2019
Steel Connection Design Course
The course concentrates on the design of
nominally pinned connections, in accordance
with BS EN 1993-1-8, considering vertical
shear and tying.
Ambitious plans for a new community stadium and sports
development in Workington have been released by Allerdale
The planned 8,000-capacity stadium would be a new
home for both Workington Town rugby league club and
Workington football club. The development would also
include a full-size synthetic pitch for community use.
According to the council, both the rugby and football club
have been working with the local authority and jointly approached
it to see if they could develop first-rate shared facilities,
which would benefit the clubs, players, and supporters.
With shared costs and new, modern and more efficient
facilities, the new steel-framed stadium would make the clubs
more sustainable and encourage a bigger fanbase.
To meet the playing demands of both clubs, the pitch will
exploit the latest hybrid technology using both plastic and
real grass. Pitches like this are successfully in use in shared
facilities elsewhere. Many of the premiership clubs use this
pitch technology and it appeared at the recent World Cup in
The plans have been drawn up by architects Holmes
Miller and the council is currently putting together a funding
package which could include grants, sponsorship and money
from partner organisations so that the impact on the council
taxpayer can be kept to a minimum.
It is hoped that the stadium will be completed by Spring
2021, in time to host three games for that year’s Rugby League
that the facility should be operational by October 2020.
DPD CEO Dwain McDonald said: “We have invested
hugely in our infrastructure nationwide over the last six
years, moving our older depots to brand new, larger and
purpose-built facilities or upgrading them to state-of-theart
“And by 2020 we will have built three of the largest
overnight sorting hubs in Europe.
“We already know that the location works brilliantly for
us and having the two hubs in such proximity will give us
a huge amount of flexibility.”
Plans revealed for joint rugby and football stadium in Workington
Plans for a prestigious 13-storey office development,
designed by tp Bennett are set to go ahead after the City
of London gave it full approval.
Construction work is expected to begin in May and
will include the demolition of two existing buildings –
81 Farringdon Street and 1 Stonecutter Court – to make
way for 32,000m2 of new office space.
The design of new build structure will also include
six roof terraces, 1,200m2 of retail space and 230m2 of
public realm improvements.
Adding some complexity to the scheme, the Hoop
& Grapes, a grade II-listed pub dating from the 18th
Century, will remain untouched as the development goes
on around it.
Developer Greycoat, has appointed Hoare Lea as
energy and BREAAM consultant, Pell Frischmann
as structural engineer, Arup for security and GVA as
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