Bulk grain storage for APB Port of Ipswich delivered in 10 weeks
The Client: The Port of Ipswich
ABP’s Port of Ipswich is the UK’s largest grain export port, situated at the head of the River Orwell, handling 2 million+ tonnes of cargo per year. ABP are the UK’s leading ports group with 21 ports in total handling around ¼ of the UK’s seaborne trade.
What did we do?
This client needed a permanent, turnkey bulk grain storage solution which could be delivered quickly and cost-effectively, so we supplied and managed the creation of a large steel structure covering a total of 2,035 sqm.
For this project we managed every part of the build from the groundworks, drainage, electricity supply and the building erection – delivering a fully turnkey structure, fit for use.
What were the challenges of this project?
- Strict site perimeter requiring a completely bespoke design
- Pre-cast concrete retaining wall system
- Design to be buildings control compliant with wind & snow loadings compliant with local annex regulations
- Requirement for a large roller shutter to facilitate bulk delivery lorries
Losberger De Boer provided a one-stop-shop solution for ABP, acting as the principal contractor on this project. We took care of everything from the groundworks, drainage, electricity and supply of the building itself.
The structure: A pre-fabricated steel frame 37w x 55l x 9.5h covering a total area of 2035 m2. We installed a tapered column building system to create a wide clear-span space without the need for interior supports.
This structure is rated ‘A’ for energy efficiency, compliant with sustainability standards such as LEED certification, ISO 14001, BREEAM and Agenda 21.
The benefits of steel buildings:
- 100% recyclable
- Energy efficient in its production
- Lightweight but strong
- Flexible in its application
The outcome: We delivered this permanent solution for ABP from concept to completion in just 10 weeks.
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