Michelin Tyres PLC employed Tarpey Woodfine to design alterations to two large factory buildings. These designs were part of a major re-organisation of the Stoke-on-Trent factory site.
The works involved the re-construction of a loading bay elevation, consisting of twenty-six loading bays and associated external works in addition to major alterations to another factory building. This included the construction of a new office block above an existing one and full refurbishment of the existing offices and factory floor.
The project presented many challenges with a very tight programme for production information and co-ordination of factory production throughout the construction works. We provided resources to achieve a quick design process and production of tender information. The designs were developed with regular client and design team meetings to determine phasing and procurement strategies.
The project was delivered under a design and build contract with Tarpey Woodfine Architects being novated to the main contractor, who were locally based. Throughout the build, a flexible and co-operative relationship was maintained so that the building works were completed in line with the client’s master programme for the factory site.