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Damson Despatch Facility, Jaguar Land Rover, Solihull, UK

ESL were awarded this challenging project which has various specifications and design criteria throughout.

It is predominantly divided into two areas, a 200m long structure incorporating approach ramps, a single spanning elliptical bridge which spans over the Damson Expressway and 5nr service building located within the 100,000M2 despatch facility.

The bridge was part constructed and clad at the side of the road and driven / lifted into position where it was completed whilst the carriage way remained in full operation. The high performing bridge specification consists of curved Bemo standing seam roof and soffit cladding along with curved architectural aluminium cassette panels. The approach ramps were clad with Bemo standing seam roof and Siberian Larch timber acoustic and ventilated walls / soffit finishes.

The service buildings were a combination high performing Envirosips stand alone insulated structures and steel frame / composite clad buildings which were then clad with fibre cement slate roof coverings and Siberian Larch wall cladding.

Status: Completed August 2015

Client: Jaguar Land Rover

Contractor: Vinci Construction Ltd