BCAL Consulting were appointed as the Civil and Structural design consultants for Cosworth’s £12m Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Northampton.
The 38,000ft2 project represented the next phase in a period of growth and development for Cosworth, and had support and backing from the UK government. The facility manufactures and assembles 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, which the Principal Contractor, Kier Construction, completed on time and in budget.
Client : Cosworth Group Holdings Ltd
Contractor : Kier Construction
Structural Engineer : BCAL Consulting
Civil Engineer : BCAL Consulting