Huddersfield-based Radcliffe Construction has completed a scheme in Brighouse.
The firm has built a new 2,000sq metre industrial unit with 500sq metres of offices over two floors at River Street for property company client Tenant Investment.
The scheme – named Unit Zero – included extensive external works to provide 2,000sq metres of service yards, new crossovers, palisade fencing around the site and a new electrical substation.
The development provides new premises for 65 employees of print business Pure Innovations, formerly known as Screenprint Productions, which has changed its name to coincide with a move to the new premises.
The development is built on the site of an office block, which was demolished. The existing cellars and foundations were removed before seven-metre long piles were driven into the ground to support the new building.
As the site is next to the River Calder, the entire building has been raised to minimise the risk of flooding.
Tenant Investment is headed by James Firth, managing director of Firth Steels, which occupies premises alongside Pure Innovations.
Work on site began in February and was completed in August with up to 15 people working on construction at any one time.
Radcliffe Construction and Firth Steels have long-standing links.
Radcliffe Construction helped Firth Steels move into its new premises 10 years ago – building its new offices and modifying an existing warehouse incorporating several isolated foundation pits to house new presses to suit the firm’s requirements. Radcliffe Construction has carried out numerous works for Firth Steels over the years.
Paul Radcliffe, director at Radcliffe Construction, said: “This is a project that has been bubbling for a while so it is especially satisfying to get this one out of the ground and it is testament to the guys on site, whether it be in the office or the boots on the ground, as to the quality of the build.”
He said: “It has been designed to meet all the stringent BREEAM requirements and the materials for the building envelope – the roof, walls, flashings and bespoke composite spacer panel were manufactured and supplied by Firth Steels’ in-house and cladding team.”
Mr Firth said: “As Firth Steels looks to grow and diversify over the next few years on the current River Street site, we look forward to working with Radcliffe Construction as our strategic build partner.”
Pure Innovations, which also has premises at Elland, specialises in supplying point of sale material to customers including supermarkets and financial institutions such as banks and building societies.
Firth Steels has provided structural steel for floor or roof decking on prestigious projects such as the Olympic Stadium, Heathrow’s Terminal 5 Wimbledon and The Shard.