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  • Bifrangi

    Construction of a new Screw Press House and Research and Development Centre in Lincoln

Screw Press House

A full design and build project, we worked closely with the client to develop the initial concept, right the way through to completion. Specialist foundations were designed and built to house a 32,000-tonne percussion screw press.

The 16m x 5m deep reinforced concrete well that houses the 70 tonne Schuler Pressen is unique in the UK and only the second of its kind in the world. A 1,200m³ continuous concrete pour was completed over 36 hours attended by specialists from the Concrete Society. This was one of the largest continuous pours in the UK at the time.

  • £12m

    Project value

  • 2,500M<sup>2</sup>


    Laboratory constructed

  • 32,000


    Tonne screw press

Research & Development Centre

The project included a 2,500m3 laboratory, workshop and adjoining office block. The site team worked hard to ensure the multiple buildings and workshops remained in use and operational throughout the works. Recycling of materials was also carefully considered, with redundant concrete bases on site crushed and recycled for reuse.

Key works included:

  • Bulk excavation works, piling and reinforced concrete works
  • Construction of a steel-framed cladded structure
  • Redundant concrete bases on the site were crushed and recycled

Staff at all levels of our organisation found Henry Boot Construction’s site-based project management team knowledgeable, approachable and responsive. They dealt very efficiently with the inevitable challenges that accompany a project of this complexity. We found Henry Boot Construction to be customer focused and very professional, with a very positive and welcome ‘can do’ attitude ingrained throughout the company.

Barry Jackson, General Manager, Bifrangi UK

Involved in this project

Stem Architects Ltd
Ward Cole Consulting Engineers