As we begin the second half of 2023, we reflect on our accomplishments during the previous quarter across all sectors of our business including Metal decking, Metcon, Metpark and Access Flooring. With unwavering commitment and a passion for quality products that we supply, our skilled team has successfully secured an array of notable projects during quarter 2, from innovative commercial spaces to cutting-edge residential developments, each endeavor showcases our proficiency in delivering bespoke solutions across all building sectors for our valued clients.
Worrall Street, Salford - Residential
13000m² of Kingspan Multideck 60 various gauge
The Worrall Street project in Salford is a transformative development that aims to revitalize the urban landscape of the area. Consisting of two residential blocks, the works will be undertaken by the company’s steel decking and concrete flooring divisions, Metal Deck and Metcon. Our Metal Deck and Metcon division will be supplying and installing 8791m² of Kingspan’s Multideck MD60 on Block A and then proceeding on to Block B for a further 3917m². To complete the composite floor package Raised Floor Solutions will cast the in-situ concrete slabs to the highest industry standards.
Designed by Tim Groom Architects, Worrall Street is a scheme being brought to market by Bridgestone Construction expanding on our relationship following the sucessful completion of Dock 5, Salford.
Belmont School, Durham - Education
9000m² of Kingspan Multideck 60 1.2
Raised Floor Solutions have been appointed by the main contractor to provide both metal decking and in-situ concrete across three new school buildings as a part of the new Belmont School development in Durham. The three-storey secondary school and two-storey primary school will be built on the existing sports field before demolition work on the current building starts. New sports facilities will consist of an indoor hall and outdoor pitches.
Headteacher at Belmont School said “This is a new school which is not just essential, it’s long overdue. We have been delivering education to children in substandard buildings for a long time. This will give us world class facilities to deliver world class education for our children. The community usage is a real benefit.” To realise this vision RFS will supply and install 9000m² of Kingspan Multideck 60 1.2.
Animate Cinema & Leisure Scheme, Preston - Retail & Lesiure
13600m² of Kingspan Multideck 50 various gauge
The Preston Animate project is a flagship regeneration initiative within the Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme. It is a new £45 million cinema and leisure complex for which Raised Floor Solutions has been appointed by the Steel Contractor, to supply and install over 13000m² of Multideck 50. In addition, RFS’s Metcon department also secured the in-situ concrete floors through the Main Contractor. This project aims to revitalize the area and create an important entertainment destination in Preston’s city centre, enhancing the city’s cultural offerings. The completion of the complex is expected to be in late 2024, with its official opening anticipated in early 2025. The Animate project’s completion is expected to provide a significant boost to Preston’s city center, contributing to its economic growth and cultural vibrancy.
The development includes a mixed-use leisure scheme that features a cinema, restaurants, a bowling alley, and a competitive social unit. To ensure sustainable practices, the development has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating, indicating its commitment to environmental responsibility and efficiency.
West Yorkshire Police, Kirklees District Headquarters - Public Sector
9300m² of Kingspan Multideck 80 1.2
This exciting project required the invaluable expertise of our Metpark, Metal Decking and Metcon departments, collaborating closely with the Main Contractor to supply and install the metal decking and in-situ concrete works. This scheme also involves the installation of in-situ screed to an area of pre-cast planks. The project encompasses a large multi-storey car park, showcasing our highly specified Multideck 80 1.2 with a magnelis coating for enhanced corosion protection and engineered ends. In addition, this scheme also requires an additional 10,000m² of construction encompassing a range of amenities such as a custody suite, property store, atrium, lockers, gym, public front of house, and all associated ancillary areas.
This scheme will be built on Halifax Road at the site of the former Dewsbury College. The project will see a full refurbishment of the attractive Oldroyd building, restoring the 1880s structure to form a key part of the site that houses the majority of key flexible office space for the new headquarters. Work on the new headquarters will start later this month, with the site to be operational by the end of 2024.
Durham Custody Suite, Spennymoor, Durham - Public Sector
770m² of RMG600 Kingspan Medium Grade
Raised Floor Solutions successfully secured the contract for the raised access flooring at the Durham Custody Suite in Spennymoor. This initiative involves establishing a state-of-the-art custody and investigations suite within a newly constructed, contemporary building, replacing the four outdated custody suites currently in operation. The project aims to optimize police operations by implementing advanced technology across the facility. The specified Kingspan RMG600 is one of our most popular access flooring systems, perfect for commercial office environments. This scheme was expertly delivered and installed over a 4 week period meeting programme requirements.
New Office & Depot, Amey Rail, Taffs Well - Commercial
1730m² of RGH600 Kingspan Heavy Grade
Our Access Flooring department successfully obtained the contract for this scheme, involving the installation of 1730m² of Kingspan’s heavy-grade RGH600 access flooring, tailored for heavy office use with a uniformly distrubuted load of up to a 12kN/m².
This significant project is located in South Wales and encompasses the construction of a maintenance shed, an office building and accomodation facilities. The planned depot will serve as a central hub for storing, maintaining and operating the new fleet of metro trains in the region. The new depot will play a critical role in the transformation of the rail service in the region, it will not only provide stabling and maintenance for the new tram-trains, it will act as an operations base for TfW (Transport for Wales) and host a signalling control centre for the part of the network known as the Core Valley Lines (CVL). RFS are nearing completion of the works which span over a 9 week period.