Commercial Architecture and Engineering
Building Design Northern were appointed by British Steel, as lead architects and engineers for the development of their new processing facilities.
The development, located at the company’s Skinningrove site, marks the company’s largest investment in its special profiles business for more than 30 years.
BDN provided an initial architectural and engineering feasibility study of the site prior to the work going to tender. Following this, we were successfully appointed across multiple disciplines to carry out all of the design work on the development.
The plans for a new service centre at Skinningrove, which include cut-to-length lines, product milling, machining and warehousing operations, would enable British Steel to make and process an extended range of value-added profiles for the forklift industry.
The new Skinningrove facility is designed to replace the services currently offered at the company’s site in Darlington, which stores and cuts profiles to customer requirements.
Planning permission was submitted in early 2022 to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for approval. Subject to successful planning, work on the new facilities is expected to start late 2022 with commissioning expected to start in August 2023.