Contract Value: £2,500,000
Contract Period: January 2010 – July 2010
Situated in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, Stölzle-Flaconnage has been part of the Stölzle Glass Group since 1994.
The works consisted of various demolition works to accommodate the new production facilities and the new Customer Centre. Elevation enhancements to the existing retained building were undertaken, along with the refurbishment of the existing Mould Shop and an extension to their existing production facility. External works consisted of a yard extension, extensive car parking, landscaping and external works.
Part of the works included the total strip out and refurbishment of an existing two storey working office facility. On a Design & Build basis, the works involved major structural works to enable the removal of several load bearing walls to create an open plan office environment on both floors. The existing Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Ventilation systems were replaced, and/or incorporated within this modernised and now Building Regulation compliant grade two listed building.
The works were undertaken in two phases, starting with the first floor demolition works. The first floor was completed in its entirety, enabling the incumbents to transfer to this floor from the ground floor. Works then started on the ground floor. Throughout the works, we had to maintain a safe, clean and functioning office environment to ensure business continuity. External works included the replacement of the old windows, some structural masonry repairs, rainwater pipes and gutter replacements and decoration.
The Customer Centre is a new build two story building, consisting of a steel frame structure, clad with traditional masonry cavity walls and finished with a through coloured render system. The ground floor consists of meeting rooms and display cabinets, whilst the first floor consists of offices, design rooms and a laboratory.
After re-evaluating the requirements of the site, the team approach was to retain as much of the existing structure and infrastructure.
For the Mould Shop the roof and cladding was removed. The concrete first floor slab was broken out, leaving the foundations, partial ground slabs and steel structure in place. A new first floor slab was constructed and insulated cladding and roofing installed.
In March 2010, as the works were progressing, the Senior Management Team at Stolzle Flaconnage challenged Esh Build to design, obtain approval and construct an extension to the cold end packaging area, providing 100% more production area and improved office, laboratory and welfare facilities.
This challenge was undertaken and the production facility was completed on the 4July 2010. This achievement is even more remarkable when the fact that the area is over 6.5 metres above ground level is taken into account
Winner of the 2010 Value award for Construction Best Practice in Yorkshire and Humber