The structure near Snetterton in Suffolk included a manufacturing facility, storage warehouse and office building – all constructed as a purpose-built headquarters for 210 members of staff.
The project was carried out in conjunction with Jackson’s sister company SEH French who constructed the buildings. Externally, Jackson carried out the groundworks and drainage, and constructed the loading bays and car park. Inside the building, Jackson installed the concrete floors and the drainage. In total, the team used 350 tonnes of steel and 3,860m³ of concrete.
The project was completed in two phases. In the first phase, the Jackson team built the foundations, and installed drainage and the ground floor concrete slab for the building.
In the second phase, SEH French erected the superstructure during a three-month period before Jackson returned to site to continue with the external works. At this point the SEH French team worked inside the building while Jackson worked outside
Close collaboration with multiple stakeholders was required to ensure the project programme was maintained. This included liaison with SEH’s supply chain such as secondary steelwork, cladding, M&E fit out and refrigeration installers, to make sure they had adequate access to the building.
There were also late changes to the car park design and landscaping which Jackson managed. A key measure Jackson introduced was a phased approach to the external paving to provide continued access to the factory in a safe and controlled manner. This allowed the client to start production as planned.