The Building Consultancy team at Colliers International has completed a new Technology Centre for Bridon International. The centre was officially opened last month by Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton.
Bridon (part of Melrose PLC) is investing around £5m in the technology facility which will provide a test bay for torque turn, tensile test, bend fatigue and multilayer spooling machines together with state of the art laboratory facilities. The new facility will help Bridon to boost its research and product development and will offer world class rope & wire testing facilities.
Colliers International Building Consultancy were appointed to project manage all civil works necessary to convert part of the existing Rope Factory into a rope testing bay, laboratories, associated offices and meeting facilities. Colliers International was responsible for the overall co-ordination of the build from brief through to completion. Specifically, the role included leadership of the consultant team, cost management and administration of the Building Contract. The £1m building contract was awarded to Triton Construction limited and was completed within budget and programme during September to enable the machine installation prior the facility going live in December. The consultant team included Ramsden & Partners (Architect), Service Design Partnership (M&E Design Engineer) and MP Consulting (Civil and Structural Engineer).
James Onions, Director of Building Consultancy at Colliers International in Leeds comments:
“Having supported Bridon in the creation of a new £30m rope manufacturing facility at Neptune Quay in Newcastle we were delighted to be appointed as Project Manager for the new technology centre in Doncaster. The project presented a real challenge in the requirement to convert part of a live manufacturing facility into a high technology facility within a demanding timeframe. We are thrilled to have been involved in the successful completion of this contract to support Bridon’s exciting new facility”.
Joseph Karedan, Bridon Technology Centre Project Manager for Bridon International, said:
“BTC will be a high-tech hub for next generation rope development, where the finest minds in rope technology use sophisticated testing equipment to validate the designs of the largest and most complex ropes ever made. This state of the art facility will enable us to develop and test ropes that perform at the highest levels in the harshest conditions on earth, and to collaborate with our customers on tailored solutions to the toughest challenges they face.
“For a world class technology centre of this significance, we needed the very best and experts in technical consultancy and Colliers has provided this at every stage of the project”.