We are proud to have been engaged by one of our client’s to Project Manage the delivery of the external Brise Soleil and Balustrading package for a new logistics facility for BMW in Northampton. The Brise Soleil system was carefully designed to enable the correct degree of sun shading to ensure the best working environment for the internal office space.
Working closely with our Facade client and main contractor Buckingham Group, we were responsible to closely manage this package from pre let meeting to completed handover. The external steel columns were retro fitted by the steel work contractor. We organised a site survey to understand the accuracy of the steel frame and worked with our client’s design department so that the materials were designed accurately to ensure an aesthetically pleasing fit to the steel frame. The variations in the steel frame dimensions also presented a challenge for the manufacturing process. Integral worked closely with the suppliers to ensure the materials were packed and delivered to site per bay to enable the site operation to be undertaken quickly and efficiently. External MEWPs access was used to reach the installation area along the 150m long front elevation. The careful upfront planning meant that the on-site installation process was relatively trouble free and was completed in a timescale 20% less than the original programme period.