We have completed more than 80 contracts for Nissan since building the initial phase of its Sunderland plant.
We have completed more than 80 contracts for Nissan since constructing the initial phase of its Sunderland car manufacturing facility in 1984.
In recent years we have delivered a 25,000m2 plant with the capacity to produce 60,000 advanced lithium-ion batteries a year, and the first European production facility for the car maker’s new Q30. Our most recent contract involves the construction of a new press line and panel storage area.
Our Design Group has been responsible for all the civil and structural engineering on the projects undertaken for Nissan, with a design team located in our offices on site from the start of Phase 1.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) ensured the design of internal structures and secondary steelwork for the battery plant was carefully coordinated and integrated with M&E services and process engineering requirements.
Our site team worked to the stringent protocols required to deliver the plant’s demanding tolerances. This included laser screeding the floor and meeting the exacting specifications within the cleanroom/dryroom area.
The facility’s complex services and complicated build sequences required close collaboration with our specialist subcontractors to ensure all Nissan’s process entry dates were met.
Since our initial contract in 1984 we have undertaken more than 80 contracts for Nissan, the majority on a design and manage basis.
In addition to the delivery of facilities including press, body, paint and plastic injection shops, we have also completed infrastructure works, installation of internal and external services, landscaping and the construction of two test tracks.
“The battery plant is pioneering and, as such, brought its challenges. It’s a very technical process with a building to match, but we’ve worked together to resolve a very complex project, managing the situation as a team to come up with the best solution.” Graham Bagley, Nissan’s Head of UK Construction