Multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm, Patrick Parsons, has completed work on an 181,000 square foot warehouse facility at Aberdeen Gateway. This is currently the largest unit at the 45-acre business park, which is a mixed use development located to the south of the city.
The business park is one of the few in Aberdeen that can provide land for office, industrial and warehousing requirements, and has already attracted companies from across the oil and gas sector. Industry leaders such as Hydrasun, Coretrax and Special Piping Materials (SPM) occupy units in the development, which vary in size from 30,000 square foot offices buildings to the 181,000 square foot warehouse.
Having been appointed as project engineers by developer Muir Aberdeen Ltd, Patrick Parsons – which has extensive experience working on projects in the commercial industry including One Derby Square in Liverpool and the Tyco Headquarters in Manchester – began working on the warehouse in early 2013 with work starting on site in January 2014. The project has been completed on schedule.
The firm has also recently completed a 25,000 square foot office building and a 60,000 square foot warehouse and office facility and is currently working on three further units.
A team of 12 specialist engineers from Patrick Parsons, which has eight UK-based offices and two international offices in Dubai and Sydney, has been responsible for the design of the steel framed units and associated civil engineering works, as well as for the design of the surrounding roads and SUDS drainage system.
The firm’s geotechnical team has also carried out desktop analysis and site investigations for the northern section of the site, and have also undertaken work on phase two of the Aberdeen Gateway development. This is in its early stages following the acquisition of a further 52 acres of land by the developer.
Jonnie McGill, principal structural engineer at Patrick Parsons, said: “We’re very pleased to have completed work on the warehouse facility. We worked closely with Muir Aberdeen and Muir Construction to ensure the quick construction required due to a tight programme and the end user’s specific occupation requirements.
“This has been a challenging yet exciting project for the team – it’s fantastic to work on a development that has already attracted a number of high profile international companies so we’re delighted to be involved.”