Client: Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd.
BHC Ltd. were appointed Main Contractors for the design and build of the redeveloped Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd.
The Thornbridge Sawmills site covers 26,402 m2 in total. Of this, 7,364 m2 of buildings were erected, along with 535 m of heavy security fencing. The redevelopment included the construction of three buildings on site whilst Thornbridge Sawmills continued their day-to-day operations throughout the process and did not miss a single day of production.
As part of the redevelopment, BHC Ltd. completed a new foul and surface water drainage system, including 160 cubic metres of attenuation before outflow to the public sewer. The surface water drainage required 465 m of open linear drainage ducts covered with galvanised steel grids.
A new water supply was also obtained to serve five fire hydrants as well as the welfare facilities in three separate buildings. The whole site was then capped with a fibre-reinforced concrete slab; total area including the concrete floors to the building was 26, 092 m2.
BHC carried out all works using our own directly-employed labour, from design and obtaining planning permission to erecting a heavy security fencing around the site perimeter.