Client: Fife Central Retail Park
Phase 3 of the Fife Central Retail park included the re-development of Unit 1 to form 4 new retail units and the erection of new ‘Pod’ units in the north side of the retail park.
Occupying the land in the western part of the retail park was the former Homebase unit, specifically designed to accommodate a Homebase store in 1997, with a total floor space of 4, 086 sq m. The unit included a large open plan internal area, two mezzanines and an external / canopied sales area and service yard. The unit no longer met modern retailer requirements and was therefor redeveloped to provide accommodation for modern retail requirements.
Prior to BHC Ltd. commencing work onsite the old unit was demolished. BHC Ltd provided the structural steelwork for the portal framed retail units and retail pods. 340 tonnes of structural steelwork was erected, this comprised of approximately 601 hot rolled pieces. A further 43.7 tonnes of cold rolled steelwork – 968 pieces – was ereced and 360 sq m of metal decking was installed.
The structural steelwork erected combined a number of finishes such as Epoxy Zinc Phosphate Primer with a Dry Film Thickness of 75 microns and the BS EN ISO 1461 Standard Galvanised.