Popes Lane

Location Oldbury, UK 
Services Building services and acoustic engineering 
Sector Industrial 
Client Steel & Alloy Processing Limited
Architect Corstorphine + Wright
Imagery © Trebor Developments

Belinda Morgan

T +44 (0)121 237 6854

Popes Lane is the development of a 11.6-acre (46,944m2) site, housing a manufacturing facility significantly expanding the capacity of Steel & Alloy Processing Ltd. This facility was phase one of the project, with two further phases planned over coming years.

Phase one of the facility was built to house two large pieces of machinery essential for the client’s business processes. Cundall worked to a fast track programme to ensure that production works in the facility could commence rapidly following completion of construction.

The facility provides approx. 50 jobs for the local area and potentially up to 150 in total once the future phases of the expansion are completed.

An ancillary service building powers the facility and has the capacity to power the upcoming second and third phase of the project. This is connected to the main facility via an underground services tunnel so as not to disrupt the ground where phase two of the project will be built.

Photovoltaic solar panels were used on the roof creating renewable energy for the facility to use. Extensive daylight and daylight control was used to lower energy use.

Cundall completed noise and vibration assessments on the machinery housed within the facility to understand how it would impact the local residents. Prior to being transported to the facility, the machinery was based in Spain. Cundall was able to employ a Spanish consultant to perform the tests and then coordinate between our UK and Spanish offices to generate the necessary information.

Cundall was then able to perform numerous studies to prove the machines would not disrupt the local residents. This saved the client money and did not impact the fast track delivery of the project. Cundall also assisted in the design of noise barriers to minimise disturbance from deivery vehicles allowing maximum flexibility of operation.

Awards

Industrial Agents Society National Awards 2017 Best Project under 250,000 sq. ft