Friday, July 27, 2012

Miller Construction secure £37 million Airbus Contracts

Miller Construction has been selected by Airbus, the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer, to deliver two projects totalling £37 million, at Airbus Aerospace Park in Filton, Bristol.

The contracts include a £10 million project comprising the refurbishment and alteration of Pegasus House, together with the partial demolition and refurbishment of Old Filton House and construction of a 25,000 msq office building, totalling £27 million.

Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said: “We are delighted to have secured these contracts on behalf of Airbus.

“We have been working closely with Airbus and their consultants over the past six months and are looking forward to progressing together to deliver the new office building and fully refurbished Pegasus House. We have a proven track record in the delivery of award winning accommodation and we are confident these projects will both meet and exceed Airbus’ requirements and expectations. These contract wins are in line with our strategy to develop our presence in one of our key developing markets, Science and Technology, providing us with the opportunity to widen our expertise and grow our reputation as a cross-market leader.

“By continuing to focus on our strategy throughout 2012, we are confident we will continue to deliver positive results for the business. As the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer with a global workforce of more than 55,000, Airbus relies on industrial co-operation and partnerships and we are thrilled to be their partner of choice for these hugely significant UK projects.”

Pegasus House, an existing five storey, 1936, Grade 2 listed art-deco office building will undergo a complete refurbishment and alteration, and Old Filton House, a Grade 2 listed mid-eighteenth century, three storey country house, will be partially demolished and refurbished, in order to return the building to its former glory. The works also include substantial structural alterations, new M&E installation and an upgrade of the current thermal installation. Construction works commenced in May and will be due for completion in the Summer of 2013.

Works on the office building are due to commence in August 2012 and will see the delivery of a new four storey, naturally ventilated office building incorporating four atria and a roof level plant room. Once complete in autumn 2013, the building will provide office accommodation for 2,500 staff with changing facilities for up to 600 cyclists, an energy centre, and 900 car parking spaces. In addition to the building, a new access route to the campus off the main A38, which requires the construction of a new controlled junction, will be delivered.

The completed building will be highly thermally efficient, with low air permeability, forming an integral part of the client’s requirements for an office building, creating a comfortable environment with efficient energy consumption.


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