We have a tendency to bring you beautifully shot images of fabulously completed buildings; it’s something we will continue to do because we know from the feedback that it is something you like. However, whilst the finished project tells a story and provides you with an idea of the work we do, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Particularly, the ‘special requirements’ in every project we undertake.
We thought it would be interesting in future to feature some of the work in progress. It may give you an idea of the way we work and the true scale of the projects with which we are involved. We’re starting with a current project for GSK, for which we are an established term contractor.
The project is at their site in Irvine, Scotland where we are mid way through a £1 million contract to re-clad the FBU building. The existing cladding was time expired and tired, especially in comparison to the cladding on the administration and canteen buildings which Curtis Moore completed in 2014. GSK are therefore investing in a more modern and efficient insulated system.
The work comprises the removal of existing RPM cladding which is ACM, and the installation of a Kingspan architectural walling system on secondary steel fixed to the existing structure. As you can see from the images below, the project is progressing extremely well, running on schedule…and within budget.
This is a fully operational building, so we have implemented special temporary measures that will ensure production is uninterrupted throughout the whole of the project. We need to expose an entire bay at a time to install the secondary framing that allows the horizontal cladding to be fitted. This means creating temporary structures clad in Terram sheeting which are needed to protect the operational areas, and the workforce, from the elements.
The project is due for completion in May this year and we will continue to bring you progress reports until then.
This is just one of many ongoing projects across the UK in what has been an incredibly busy start to 2015, we will bring you more news for other sites in the near future.