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Maintenance Depot, Offices, Salt Barn and Police Post for the A14 Trunk Road

The A14 Trunk Road provides a strategic east/west route from the East Coast container ports to the industrial areas of the Midlands and is part of the trans-European network.

Procured by a design and build contract, the buildings provide infrastructure support at mid-route between the A1 Trunk Road and M1 Motorway.

BCAL were responsible to the design team and contractor for all structural engineering, roads and drainage layouts and construction.

A steel frame structure forms the central core of vehicle garaging and maintenance bays integrated with highway offices and weighbridge area.

The hostile environment created by the storage of road salt is resisted by a glue laminated timber superstructure and by epoxy coated reinforcement used in the concrete slab and substructure.

A 24-hour police traffic centre contains detention cells and operational vehicles.

Client : Northamptonshire County Council

Architect : GSS Architecture

Contractor : Midland Oak Construction