Knight Webb are pleased to announce the successful completion and handover of construction of a new, single storey 150,320 sq ft extension for leading UK/European Print Company Polestar on their existing production facility in Sheffield.
Polestar are Europe’s largest independent print organisation. The Polestar production plant in Sheffield can comfortably boast that it is one of the few elite printing sites in Europe, producing 2.5 million catalogues, magazines, brochures and supplements every 24 hours.
Working to a challenging project brief in close liaison with Polestar, Knight Webb used its previous experience of print production equipment and processes to enable bespoke civil and structural works to be designed and procured as enhanced works within the building contract. This was carried out in accordance with the technical specification as set out on the Landlord’s works agreement.
The final project mandate was to deliver a high volume, high specification print production facility to accommodate high performance print press machinery and equipment featuring strict and stringent press base tolerances and settlement criteria.
Construction was carried out by Buckingham Group Contracting and commenced in February 2014 with ground improvement works with strict vibration control measures to protect the adjacent live printing engraving equipment.
Full access to the warehouse for Polestar was achieved 3 weeks ahead of programme to allow Polestar to proceed with their extensive fit out.