Completion of Cosworth's Advanced Manufacturing Centre
BCAL Consulting were appointed as the Civil and Structural design consultants for Cosworth’s new £12m Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Northampton.
The 38,000ft2 project represents the next phase in a period of growth and development for Cosworth and had support and backing from the UK government. The facility will manufacture and assemble some of the world’s most advanced engines for global automotive manufacturers.
The site had previously been filled and needed to be raised further to be above the flood plain of the adjacent river Nene. This necessitated the use of driven pre-cast piling for both the steel frame and floor slab.
Cosworth’s production requirements necessitated a very fast track design and construction period.
Principal Contractor Kier Construction Ltd completed the project on time and budget.
Published on December 17th, 2014