Commercial Architecture and Engineering
Building Design Northern were appointed by Erwin Hymer Group for the development of their new commercial production facility. BDN functioned as lead designers, responsible for the multi-discipline delivery of design and project management, providing Architectural, Structural and Civil Engineering services for the caravan and motorhome manufacturer.
The warehouse development, located in Consett, will enable existing inspection, painting and testing facilities to be moved from their main factory, in order to improve the overall internal spatial quality and increase their production capacity. The new scheme will also allow for the company’s relocated facilities to be improved.
BDN played an integral role throughout the construction of this 19,000ft² industrial unit and 3,200ft² office facility. The superstructure took the form of a steel portal frame with the office upper floor constructed with steel beams, supporting a 150mm thick composite metal deck slab.
BDN’s expertise in the delivery of commercial projects; including steel portal frame design and sustainable drainage systems has allowed the project be delivered to the agreed programme. Complex foundation challenge’s associated with the underlying bedrock were addressed and solved by BDN’s engineers.
The use of Revit BIM software continues to enhance BDN’s ability to deliver multidisciplinary projects. BDN were able to bolster their reputation for proactive and responsive provision of design and problem solving throughout.
The facility marked completion on site in September 2022, successfully providing Erwin Hymer Group with a new production facility to improve services for the caravan and motorhome manufacturer.