Case Study - EWOS Storage Warehouse, Bathgate, UK

Project data

  • Customer
  • EWOS
  • Value
  • £1.3 million
  • Area
  • 88,264 sq ft
  • Procurement route
  • Trad 1
  • Form of contract
  • SBC with quants
  • Programme duration
  • 19 weeks
  • Completion date
  • 01/09/2012
  • Project Manager
  • Wright Associates
  • Architect
  • Wright Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Wright Associates
  • Structural Engineer
  • Wright Associates

Introduction

EWOS is a leading global supplier of feed and nutrition for the international aquaculture industry. Established in 1930 in Sweden it produces fish feed in all four of the world’s major salmon farming regions: Norway; Chile; Canada and Scotland. It produces 1/3 of the feed required for the global salmon and trout fish farm industry. 

To cope with increasing demand for its projects the customer required a new storage and distribution warehouse at its Scottish factory in Bathgate.

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The Project

The project commenced with the excavation and casting of concrete strip and pad foundations across the footprint of the site. The warehouse was formed from a structural steel frame and composite cladding to the exterior, with a concrete floor slab. Down pipe connections were installed to link into the existing drainage. An external steel framed canopy was erected to provide cover for lorry loading in poor weather conditions, and a concrete loading area was constructed.

An office block was built and fitted out within the new warehouse with a timber frame and block work fire wall. The accommodation provides space for the warehouse manager and his assistant to work from as well as catering and recreational facilities. Finally a linkway was constructed between the existing factory and the new warehouse to allow easy transportation of products.

Added Value

The project was carried out next to a live production facility. Close liaison with the customer and their consultants ensured that work was not adversely affected. The project was delivered under budget.

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