Agriculture

GLW, New Mill Tower

GLW Feeds, New Mill Tower

Location
Shepshed, Loughborough
Project Type
Feed Mill Tower
Sector
Agriculture
Steel Tonnage
95t
Works Carried Out
Foundations, Structural Steelwork, Personnel doors, Piling, Secondary Steelwork, Steel Roof and Wall Cladding

GLW feeds are one of the largest independent, family-owned livestock and speciality feed manufacturers in the UK. Robinson Structures were requested to supply and install a new mill feed tower to increase GLW feeds production capacity. Robinson completed the excavation works, piling, foundations, structural steelwork with external access stairs and external
cladding, including the supply and installation of personnel access doors. The steel frame construction also included the supply and installation of chequer plate flooring, made to measure for 6 internal floor levels.

This tower is only 8m x 12m footprint but 36 metres in height. It was installed connecting two existing buildings and then through the roof of another lower level building. The build sequence required each level to be completed working off birdcage scaffolding and connecting into the existing structure, before commencing installation of the next floor.

The original mill tower design was unable to fit within the available area of the site. Robinson Structures provided construction experience and worked closely with GLW, their Plant/Equipment supplier and Structural Engineer to provide a solution which worked. The continued communication between Robinson, Van Mourik and AJS design ensured that structural steel and flooring could be installed with confidence knowing that plant and equipment would fit perfectly in the floor openings provided by Robinson.

Due to the operational production facility the new structure was connecting to, part of the projects success also relied on exposing areas of the existing building to survey dimensions prior to detailing and manufacturing in extra quick time to ensure continuity on site.

We completed GLW’s New Mill Tower in March 2019 and stuck to the programme, we thoroughly enjoyed this project which allowed us to showcase our attention to detail and ability to guide our Client through the process.

“We have chosen Robinsons in the past for our previous projects and can rely on their ability to deliver. Our most recent mill tower build was certainly not without its challenges and Robinsons approached it with a pro-active “can do” attitude. We are very pleased with the end result.”

Louis White, Managing Director, GLW Feeds

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