New Holding Compound for HMS Customs and Excise, Dover
RKG were invited by the Contractor to join their ‘Design and Build’ team of Project Consultants to develop this site for HM Customs and Excise as a holding pound for illegal imports. The programme was to construct the warehouse, including a three-storey office block and loading bays in a twenty-six week programme.
The project consists of one large portal framed building of overall size 90m x 80m and provided 6,000m² of warehousing with an additional 1,200m² of office and staff accommodation.
Additionally, the external works provided extensive hard landscaping totalling over 50,000m² for 1,200 cars and more than 200 HGV’s.
The main building consisted of two steel portal framed structures with 40m spans. External cladding was finished in pre-coated green vertical pressed steel insulated sheets. The insulated metal panel pitched roofs had a 12% area covered in rooflights. The Contractor successfully completed the project on programme.
Project Value: £6m