Jubb have successfully completed over 2 million square feet of distribution space in recent years. We have experience of working with clients at the front end in site acquisitions, ensuring all risks are understood, through to construction design and completion. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and value for money in this competitive market.
The development comprises a 5 ha. Retail Distribution Warehouse and surrounding site extending to 11 ha.
The Avonmouth area has deep, soft compressible alluvial soils and a piled warehouse slab and superstructure were required. More lightly loaded external service yard areas were improved using controlled modulus columns.
Jubb provided specialist ground engineering support from the pre-acquisition cost planning and due-diligence stage, through to the design and specification of a site investigation, interpretation of ground conditions, multi-criteria foundation options development and preliminary design and the preparation of specifications for ground improvement, earthworks and piling. Construction phase technical support was provided acting as the Clients Geotechnical Advisor.
The project involved the creation of 37,000m² of warehouse space surrounded by a private access road and haulage, with a significant earthworks scheme to create an acoustic bund to the perimeter of the site.
The Regional Distribution Centre is located adjacent the M271 near Southampton. It includes the main warehouse, loading and unloading areas, cold rooms, freezer rooms and regional office block.
The structural solution involved piled foundations, reinforced ground slabs and a braced steel structure with long span structure to provide maximum internal space.
New 51,000m² warehouse in Avonmouth, near Bristol. The project consists of a pile suspended slab due to the high loads specified and poor ground conditions encountered on the site. The project is adjacent to a new junction to be built from the M49 motorway, allowing excellent access to both the M4 and M5.
Jubb provided a BIM model at Tender stage and coordinated with the various sub-contractors throughout the site phase to ensure the project was constructed with no clashes between structure, services and architecture.
Jubb were commissioned to provide an assessment of traffic flows associated with an existing B8 industrial warehouse located in the Chiltern Park Industrial Estate in Dunstable. This traffic calculation was undertaken using comparative surveys of similar sites as extracted from the TRICS database. The proposed assessment was presented in conjunction with an associated noise assessment (carried out by Cole Jarman) to justify the removal of an existing working restriction which stated:
“No heavy goods vehicle movements shall be carried out within the site between the hours of 11:00pm and 6:00am on Monday to Friday, and 6.00pm and 6.00am on Saturdays, and 6.00pm and 9.00am on Sundays and Public Holidays.
The traffic flow assessment and subsequent noise assessment was used to inform the design of an acoustic barrier to reduce the noise impacts on nearby residential properties.
Detailed assessment of ground engineering issues such as mine workings, remediation and cut/fill along with drainage strategy and FRA plus off-site highway works and abnormal cost planning.
Jubb were commissioned to provide transport, civil and ground engineering consultancy services to support the promotion of 18.56 Hectares of employment land through the local plan process, at land to the east of Wilson’s Lane, Coventry.
The promotion site would see the development of several units which when developed would provide some 804,090 sq.ft (Approx. 74,700 sq.m) of Distribution and Warehousing floorspace.
Jubb prepared highways, flood risk, drainage, utilities and ground condition assessments which have informed the strategies which have supported the site through its promotion.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, our business resilience planning is now being implemented. Whilst we have not closed our offices at this time, we have empowered all staff to work remotely should they choose to do so, and our business infrastructure is fully enabled to seamlessly support the transition to this style of working. Additionally, Government advice may shortly dictate the need for us to make the closure of offices compulsory in the interests of safeguarding wider public health.
We continue to be fully operational but these measures are likely to produce a change to our working patterns.
You may therefore find that you have difficulty reaching us by our main office and direct dial landline telephone numbers but all staff can be still contacted by email, mobile numbers and Microsoft Teams.
For our formal Action Plan and Risk Assessment click COVID-19 Action Plan Risk Assessment_26 March 2020