This is a bespoke 450,600ft² facility, and the only one in the UK which produces the large tracked and wheeled excavators from 7 to 46 tonnes.
The facilities within the building include assembly areas, fabrication and welding areas, machining centres and clean rooms to prevent contamination when assembling hydraulic components.
In order to maintain a comfortable temperature and off-set the equipment heat gains, a passive displacement ventilation system for the main factory was utilised by means of motorised low level louvres and roof mounted penthouse louvres.
25% of the roof area is covered by rooflights providing a daylight factor of over 3% which is the equivalent of 50% of the anticipated lighting requirement.
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