Industrial sector projects

Please find below a selection of projects that HSP Consulting Engineers have undertaken in the Industrial sector. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Burton Gateway

Client: St Modwen Developments

Location: Burton-Upon-Trent

Contractor: G F Tomlinson Construction

Project overview

HSP were commissioned by St Modwen Developments to advise on the structural elements of the Burton Gateway which is situated in Burton-upon-Trent. With a value of £6 million, HSP co-operated with both the client and contractor and advised on the structure to have a piled foundation with suspended ground floor slabs onto piles. Burton Gateway is now a 64 acre commercial business park which includes a residential development of 660 new homes and open landscaped parkland to the west of the River Trent. Due to the enormous scale of the scheme, Burton Gateway is now considered as one of the key employment sites within East Staffordshire.

East Midlands Distribution Centre

Client: Clowes Development

Location: Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England

Contractor: G F Tomlinson Construction

Project overview

HSP were commissioned by Clowes Development to consult on the construction of the East Midland Distribution Centre. With a value of £9 million, HSP advised on the construction of EMDC to include a twin portal frame, with a composite construction of offices. EMDC is now a multi-model distribution centre and is recognised as a strategic distribution location serving both the East Midlands and the entire UK. The distribution centre is now at over 50% occupancy, with household names such as Marks & Spencer being situated at the site.

Eddie Stobbart – Elmet, Yorkshire

Location: Elmet, Yorkshire

Project overview

£10 million 750,000 sq ft warehouse. Constructed in 5 months.

Challenge: Extremely short time scale.

HSP Solution: Extremely careful and exact project planning and execution

Distribution Unit – Bedfordshire

Location: Bedfordshire    

Project overview

HSP Consulting Engineers Ltd are the appointed Geotechnical, Environmental, Civil and Structural Engineers on a 1,000,000 sqft Distribution Unit situated in Bedfordshire. With a value of £40 million, the distribution unit is expected to be completed in August 2019. 

In terms of structural works, HSP Consulting Engineers are undertaking a 4 month cut and fill exercise, to support the spread foundations and heavily loaded floor slap for a 20 meter highbay warehouse with refrigeration and freezing facilities. 

Leicester Bakery

Location: Leicester

Project overview

HSP Consulting were appointed by G F Tomlinson as the principal engineers for the construction of several industrial units situated in Leicester that is to be occupied by Leicester Bakery once completed. HSP’s input was namely but not exclusive to the following works:

  • The design and details of the foundations and ground floor slabs together with recommendations on the wind loading for the three buildings.
  • The design of lift pits and lift shafts and any isolated steels for wall supports or lift beams etc and all associated lintels on the scheme.
  • The design and details of the storm and foul water drainage systems including any attenuation requirements.
  • The design for the structural steel frame and associated structural steelwork details.

Waste Treatment Plant

Client: Johnsons Aggregates

Location: Ilkeston

Contractor: Johnsons Aggregates

Project overview

HSP were commissioned by Johnsons Aggregates to consult on the expansions of a Large Waste Recycling Unit in Ilkeston. With a value of £10 million, HSP advised for the existing portal frame to be raised by 4 meters which would allow the plant and conveyors to accommodate the building and, in addition, it was advised for the external boundary to have a 5-metre retaining wall in order to support the waste material.

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IMI – Bentley Bridge

Client: Wilson Bowden

Contractor: BHE (remediation)

Architect: Various

Project overview

£20 million highly complex high contamination remediation ground scheme for a site to be used as industrial and commercial development.

Challenge: Site contaminated with phosphorus.

HSP Solution: Remediation of contaminated soils whilst preventing any significant delay to the earthwork operations of former foundry site, Wednesfield. Proposed mixed use industrial and commercial development.

Parceline – Birmingham

Client: Parcelline Plc

Contractor: Loach Construction

Architect: Red 4

Project overview

£15 million three storey steel frame distribution warehouse, associated offices, canteen facility and basement. Provision of 100 dock levelers and new conveyor support systems throughout.

Plot F Tetron Point

Client: PMW Property Developments

Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Value: £2.5 Million

Project overview

Preparation of Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support a planning application for 10 industrial units (B1c/B2 & B8 use). Sustainable transport access planning, impact of cars and goods vehicles and consideration of nearby committed developments.

CAT Manufacturing Plant

Client: St Modwens

Contractor: Finnings UK

Architect: Hulme Upright

Project overview

£14 million steel frame high tech manufacturing and office facility.

Fresenius (medical care) – Nottingham

Client: Orchard Developments Ltd

Contractor: Parkfield Construction

Architect: Red 4

Project overview

£6 million single storey offices and manufacturing facility.


Client: Barberry Developments

Location: Burton-Upon-Trent

Project overview

HSP were commissioned by Barberry Developments to provide ‘creative value engineering’ to the structure of an Industrial Unit situated in Burton-upon-Trent. By performing a comprehensive structural survey of the site, HSP removed the need for the contractor to proceed with vibroflotation which ultimately saved the client in excess of £200,000.