A 136,000 sqft manufacturing facility and distribution centre for leading UK composite door manufacturer Solidor, transforming a brownfield site on the final plot at GLP’s G-Park Stoke development in Stoke-on-Trent. It combined Solidor’s current production and storage facilities from five sites into a single hub, with a ‘best-in-class’ specification including 15 metres clear internal height, four dock doors and six level access doors.
This project demonstrates the awareness among more and more manufacturing companies of the impact they can have when it comes to sustainability by making production processes and buildings more efficient. Solidor was able to bring in new automated processes that were not achievable at their previous locations. The building comprises a large warehouse space at ground level, with offices concentrated over three floors to the front of the building and yards and parking located around the perimeter of the site.
The project is targeting BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and Planet Mark certification with the ambition for the building to achieve up to 15% lower carbon emissions compared with the average UK factory. BIM was used to coordinate and deliver the project.
- Designers: Chetwoods
- Client: GLP
- Location: G-Park Stoke
- Size: 136,110 sq.ft
- Status: Complete