Britcon to construct £2.1m store at port

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Mar 2017

SCUNTHORPE-based building and civil engineering firm Britcon has been awarded the contract to build a new £2.1 million bulk store for Associated British Ports (ABP).

The deal will see the company construct an 85-metre by 40-metre, steel-framed, reinforced concrete building to store dry bulk in four separate bays.

Britcon will also install internal features such as LED lighting, SPV panels to the roof and external yard surfacing as part of the scheme at ABP's port in King's Lynn.

Construction of the project is expected to finish in July.

The scheme is the latest in a long line to be delivered by Britcon for ABP.

Britcon's and its sister firm Specialist Surfacing have a working relationship with the ports giant which dates back 25 years.

John Whitmore, director at Britcon said: "ABP remains one of our largest clients, for which we have become a reliable partner in supporting major build projects across its ports.

"Indeed, some of our senior team have worked on projects for ABP for over 25 years.

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"We are delighted to secure this exclusive contract which is testament to our sustained approach to delivering value engineering, every time.

"Our long-term relationship has been built on trust and experience and we look forward to at least another 25 years supporting the group."

The 97-acre Port of King's Lynn handles around 500,000 tonnes of goods each year, comprising dry bulks, forest products, steel and other metals.

The latest contract follows Britcon's successful bid as main contractor to build a £5 million marine control tower for ABP in Grimsby.

The new four-storey facility will replace the existing Vessel Traffic Services centre at Spurn Point, which has become increasingly difficult to access by land due to the progressive deterioration of the peninsula.

That project is due to be completed in May and incorporates various environmental measures, including rain water recycling, motion sensors on LED lighting and solar panels and ground heat exchangers.

Over its life-span, the new building will deliver an estimated carbon saving of 3,725 tonnes.

Previous projects delivered by Britcon for ABP have included a £2 million design and build project for a new bulk store, process plant and storage facility known as IAWS at Immingham.

It was also responsible for the £2 million Forest Projects Terminal at Immingham.

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