Ampy Metering Ltd (part of the Bayard Group) are UK market leaders in the design and manufacture of electronic electricity meters. Ampy have been based in Market Deeping since the 1960’s and occupied three separate sites until the Bayard Group identified the need for a volume electronic manufacturing site for Europe and the associated consolidation of Ampy onto a single site.
Investment, design and construction by Lindum to develop a prominent site in Market Deeping enabled Ampy to relocate its operations into one building. It was important that the new facility was close to the existing sites to maintain employment continuity and retain the skills required for Ampy's business to continue to grow. An industrial unit, including a three storey integral office block (overall 8000m2) and associated car parking and goods yard was constructed to meet the client’s requirements.
Design features included rainwater from the roof being collected in a large underground tank and pumped back into the building for use. The production area was fitted out with air conditioning and suspended ceilings, with anti-static flooring to provide an electric meter manufacturing and testing facility.
Externally a high quality flat steel façade was provided with solar glazing to reduce heat gains within the building.
Cooperation and teamwork between Lindum Group’s in-house teams was paramount for the success of this project.