Cambridge Commodities Ltd
Design and Build of a new headquarters building incorporating a warehouse facility and offices plus external works on the yard and an extension to the estate road.
This Greenfield site was subject to extensive archaeological explorations, this resulted in the ground level being reduced by one metre due to the excavation works. Prior to construction we had to stabilise the land and level off the site, this was achieved by adding lime to the waste soil to create a strong base - this method also saved the Client money.
At the Client's request the building consisted of many high spec features externally and internally, this posed new challenges as we worked with some interesting materials and unusual fittings. For example all the laboratories, the 'goods in' and 'goods out rooms' had to be sealed with air tight doors with the production process only permitting one door to be open for a few seconds at a time.
The building is a fully clad steel frame with an unheated, sprinkler protected warehouse using the highest specification of cladding, installed by our specialist division KGM Roofing. At the front is a three storey office with one floor currently unoccupied, allowing for future growth. The main entrance to the building has high specification double glazed windows to maximise the use of natural light.
As this project required an extension to the estate road which affected other businesses in the area, we ensured all works were planned to minimise disruption.