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Bowmer & Kirkland awards Billington Structures with Next Doncaster shed deal

Bowmer & Kirkland has awarded Billington Structures a construction contract on its 92,000 sq m Doncaster shed being built for Next.

Billington will carry out construction of a four-storey office structure and link bridge.

The group will provide 5,000 tonnes of structural steel for the project, including portal frames and stability bracing designed to split the warehouse into five separate compartments.

This will ensure the building remains operational in the event of a fire in one of the compartments. 

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Stability bracing will also render the internal mezzanine floors independent of the main building, enabling them to accommodate a complex system of tracks for an automated handling system.

Billington chief executive Mark Smith said: “The construction of a distribution warehouse on such a large scale involves a great deal of complex planning. 

“The fact that Bowmer & Kirkland has once again chosen Billington Structures to provide the structural steelwork for one of their most significant and prestigious projects and, indeed, clients in Next, is testament to Billington’s quality, reliability and performance.”

The project is due to complete in August 2015.

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