Turbine Business Park, Sunderland

M&E and utilities infrastructure design on a 43-acre business park which includes Vantec I, a uniquely designed 422,000 sq ft automotive logistics facility supplying just in time parts direct to Nissan’s assembly lines.

Turbine Business Park, Sunderland

Acting for Barmston Developments, a joint venture between Wilton Developments and Clugston Estates, our specialist Hydrock MRB team delivered the M&E engineering design to almost all the units on this 43-acre mixed-use business park situated within the A19 Enterprise Zone.

Turbine Business Park features a mix of industrial, offices and trade counter units.

Of particular note was our team’s role in the services design for the uniquely designed facility for Vantec Europe, a leading logistics provider to Nissan in Sunderland. On the Park, Vantec I is a 422,000 sq ft state-of-the-art distribution facility that is exceptionally long at around 500m in length, but only around 100m in width.

Our services design supported a rapid 30-week build by GMI Construction that also enabled partial handover for Vantec’s internal fit-out after just 22 weeks of the build programme. Now occupied, the facility handles plastic and metal containers containing Nissan car parts operating to a ‘just in time’ programme.

Hydrock MRB is a specialist MEP, energy and sustainability team within Hydrock following the acquisition of MRB Consulting Engineers by Hydrock in October 2019.