Sectors & Projects - Civil Engineering

Steel Stockholding Warehouse, Tata Steel Limited

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The £4.2million project to build a new 7,200m2 steel stockholding warehouse for Tata Steel was phase 1 of the Fox Valley regeneration scheme. The greater part of the old Samuel Fox Steelworks site has been redeveloped into Fox Valley, a major retail and business development by Dransfield Properties, with Henry Boot Construction the principal contractor on the entire scheme.

Tata Steel Warehouse is a design and build industrial dispatch and storage facility. The works included dismantling and erecting steel storage ‘trees’, together with providing new road and rail access, and completing full infrastructure works. The warehouse also has its own remediation plant to clean process water prior to its return to the nearby river.

The adjacent live factory building remained in full operation throughout the scheme, reducing the impact of construction on the client. Once complete, the project received a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.

Pupils from Stocksbridge Junior School visited the site to bury a time capsule at the start of construction. Meg Munn MP also visited to meet the women who worked on the scheme, and Chuka Umumma MP laid a specially engraved stone with the Henry Boot Construction apprentices.

“There was first class upfront planning between Tata and Henry Boot, this coupled with continuous first class project management by Mat Clarke and his team, the project is considered a resounding success. The structure that HBC put in place fully supported the project. Tata has been proud to be associated with Henry Boot Construction during this project.”

Andrew Martin, Operations Development Manager, Tata Steel