Vantec III, Hillthorn Business Park

Detailed M&E design for a 436,000 sq ft distribution facility for Vantec Europe, exclusively handling logistics work for Nissan in Sunderland.

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Designed specifically to provide automotive parts handling for Nissan’s Infiniti model, this 436,000 sq ft logistics facility was built to a very fast track programme in 33 weeks.

Our specialist Hydrock MRB team worked with Leeds-based KPP architects and contractors, GMI to deliver utilities infrastructure and the M&E services design for the development of this logistics building on a previously clear, un-developed site.

Vantec III has five portal frames with both level and dock level access doors and a fibre concrete suspended floor over 5,000 pre-cast concrete piles.

Our work included managing the diversion of a 66kV overhead line, the diversion of the Northumbrian Water truck main, an upgrade to an offsite primary substation, supporting the installation of a full sprinkler protection system and ensuring that the facility is an EPC B rated asset.

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