Location Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Services Building services, civil and structural engineering
Client Reed Print and Design
Architect Red Box Design Group Ltd
+44 (0)191 213 1515
Cundall was appointed to provide multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy for the construction of a new industrial print works and warehousing facility for Reed Print.
Cundall replaced another consultant on this project and re-started the design process from scratch. With fresh ideas, enthusiasm and a commitment to project delivery, the team got the scheme on site within just three months of appointment. A further site investigation was carried out, which yielded considerable savings in the substructure design.
The building is located on the site of a previous facility which had been destroyed by fire. Cundall examined the existing drainage and used this to minimise capital costs. As the printing presses were sensitive to foundation movement, they were supported by means of independent foundations.
The structure was designed with two objectives: to achieve a 'semi-clean’ environment and to allow easy reconfiguration of the manufacturing and warehousing operations.
The new 30,000m2 manufacturing facility for BAE Systems sees the replacement of the existing First World War facility to provide employees with a modern, safer, highly automated, energy-efficient and flexible place of work.
Cundall's engineering consultancy services cover the entire life cycle of any building project. Clients find our ‘total solutions’ approach saves them time, money and effort.
We will add value to your project by opening our minds, exchanging ideas and thinking creatively.
Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.
It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.
At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth.
Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.
Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.
Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.