Warehouse steelwork for St Modwen and Readie Construction progressing well.

Caunton Engineering were most pleased to have been awarded the contract by main contractor Readie Construction for the structural steelwork for a major warehouse structure in Burton. The building is located on the St Modwen Park in Burton, which is a 50-acre industrial & distribution site with outline planning consent for up to 1m sq. ft. This is a prominent site providing direct access to the A38 which links Birmingham to Derby and the North.
The building itself, requiring over 1200te of steelwork, is a four-span propped portal frame. The overall width is 130m and the length is 190m. The height to eaves is 15m with a 1.5° roof pitch. The structure also includes a gantry, an internal office and two canopies.
The building is programmed to be a cold store, therefore clad with thick composite panels. This meant that the deflection criteria was a critical factor for the Caunton Technical team who designed the steelwork.
The photograph shows the erection of the steelwork well under way.
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