We were selected to design and construct the civil engineering elements of a £25m rapeseed processing plant. The works were delivered in three consecutive phases:
Phase 1: A 32m x 24m steel framed and composite clad building to house a CHP plant. Works also included reinforced concrete pump pits, foundations and walls and soffit for a 30T turbine. Floor slabs were power float finished throughout. Inside the building a RC mezzanine floor was constructed for MCC equipment.
Phase 2: A 30m x 66m steel-framed, composite clad building to house plant for oilseed rape crushing and processing, oil refinement and packaging. Concrete foundations, equipment plinths, internal control rooms. A large office and welfare space were also constructed in the building for the 20 plant staff.
Phase 3: A 30m x 30m cake storage building with 8m high reinforced concrete walls and steel-framed, clad superstructure. A large oil tank area with reinforced concrete bund walls and external loading bays for oil and chemicals. External works included foul and surface water drainage, earthing and concrete roads, car parks and yards suitable for articulated lorries. A 3.5m high landscaped earth bund was formed to screen the site.