External works include hard & soft landscaping, service yard, car parking, secure fencing and gates with a tree and shrub planting scheme.
Thoughtful details include orientating the new structure to minimise solar heat gain and studding the roof with north-facing skylights. This allows the manufacturing floor and first floor offices to be flooded with natural light which provides a pleasant working environment and helps the company’s technical operations.
BAM’s appointment follows a competitive two-stage tender process BAM being selected to work with the client throughout the 2nd stage. The construction value of the contract is around six million pounds. BAM has built up a track record in the industrials sector with recent schemes for Rolls-Royce, Unilever, and Airedale International among others.
AB Dynamics was founded by Tony Best in 1982. It supplied the first steering robot for quantitative vehicle testing on the track in 1998, and has now supplied over 600 driving robot systems around the world, making it the number one supplier in this field.
It was also an early pioneer of the use of an inertial GPS motion pack to control the path of a vehicle in 2001, and in 2007 was one of the first manufacturers to sell a system for testing vehicles on the track without a driver onboard - the award-winning Driverless Test System.
BAM’s appointment is the latest in a succession of highly complex buildings for customers in the technology field. It recently created the new Airedale International Cooling Systems HQ in Rawdon, Leeds, and a Control and Data Systems building (a Rolls-Royce subsidiary) in Birmingham. It is currently building two manufacturing and innovation schemes with Unilever and the University of Liverpool as well as educational buildings such as Leeds Manufacturing UTC.