ACS has been contracted to design and construct a new warehouse and office facility for Cardinal Maritime in Manchester.
The scope of works included both substructure and superstructure. The substructure included the site clearance, contamination controls and removal, reduce level excavation, removal of all surplus spoil from site, foundations, excavations, installation of reinforced concrete dock levellers and a reinforced concrete floor slab. This was laid to an FM2 tolerance to support racking systems to be installed at 14 metres in height.
The superstructure included a structural steel frame, insulated steel cladding systems to the building envelope, full dock levellers construction. An office area to two floors was also constructed segregated from the warehouse with blockwork also incorporating a lift. Also a full M&E package with fire protection was implemented.
To assist Cardinal Maritime, ACS incorporated phased handovers which led to early access for our client to take possession of the building approximately three months early from the original access date. This was controlled using ACS Health & Safety management systems to incorporate the needs of our client and assist them in utitilising the warehouse early thus generating advanced income for their business.
Externally all drainage was installed by ACS including a 300m3 attenuation tank. A tarmac car parking area, a concrete loading area for vehicles and various footpaths, soft landscaping and fencing were also installed.
Due to the highly sensitive nature of the surrounding existing businesses, ACS also ensured the site was managed with the least possible impact to all stakeholders.