Abbey Produce, Whittlesey

June 6, 2011 10:30 am

Waldeck was commissioned by Lindum Sturgeon to provide full design services including civil and structural engineering. The project included two buildings for light industrial and storage use. Building 1 was a 4,680m2 storage warehouse constructed using a three-bay steel portal frame, including a three-storey internal office block. Building 2 was a 1,300m2 cold store facility designed to accommodate a temperature of -25C. The building was constructed using a steel frame with a truss roof to increase open floor span and to accommodate roof loads for cold store panels and refrigeration plant. Both buildings included HGV loading docks and associated administration facilities.

The design of the surface water drainage system included the use of sustainable drainage systems to reduce run-off from the facility to the surrounding infrastructure.


Project: Abbey Produce
Food Industry
Lindum Sturgeon and Abbey Group

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The development was subject to onerous flood risk criteria from the EA. To comply with planning Waldeck employed a number of solutions and sequential risk assessments to create a compliant but efficient surface water management solution to mitigate flooding. So rather than use the usual single solution that we often see when we audit the designs of others, we worked harder to employ a range of intergrated SUDs techniques that saved our client about £60k on drainage alone!

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