Caunton supplied the main and secondary structural steelwork for what the press describes as a huge distribution warehouse for retailer T J Morris near Warrington. The £118million project was undertaken by main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland. Caunton fabricated, supplied and erected 6,000te of steelwork.
The main spans in the high bay area are up to 54m-wide and will reach 34 metres, formed with a series lattice trusses, while the low bay zone is a portal frame with spans up to 49.5m-wide, 22.5 metes high. The internal columns in the warehouse are arranged in a hit-and-miss configuration to avoid obstructing the facility’s mechanical handling equipment. The building also incorporates a two-storey office block.