Caunton Engineering have supplied and erected the Steelwork for a new shopping centre in Chelmsford, number One Bond Street. A new 300,000 sq. ft. retail and leisure development, anchored by a 120,000 sq. ft. John Lewis Department Store. The client is Aquila and the main contractor is Bowmer and Kirkland. Bond Street is located at the heart of this city, the county town of Essex, and is positioned to link directly into the existing prime retailing pitch on the High Street. Caunton have been pleased to supply the steelwork for other major John Lewis Partnership stores –notably both at Horsham and Basingstoke
This two and three storey 1800 tonne-plus Chelmsford project was the subject of an entry for the 2015 Tekla awards. The project was to win the Engineering (Analysis and Design) award. The judges of the awards observed that-this particular project was chosen because of the complexity in design, which was accurately reflected in the model. The unusual roof sloped in different directions, which added a convoluted dimension to the project. Despite this, the workflow in the model detail was consistent and precise aiding good communication all round and a level of trust amongst all parties involved.