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CWA Engineering - London Taxi Company - Structural & Civil Engineering
CWA Engineering - London Taxi Company - Structural & Civil Engineering
CWA Engineering - London Taxi Company - Structural & Civil Engineering
CWA Engineering - London Taxi Company - Structural & Civil Engineering
CWA Engineering - London Taxi Company - Structural & Civil Engineering

London Taxi Company, Ansty Park, Coventry

The new £250m state of the art research, development and assembly plant for the world famous black cab manufacturer will provide a 20,000m2 steel portal frame production hall and 4,500m2 steel frame office accommodation split over 3 floors.
  • Client:
    London Taxi Company

  • Location:
    Coventry

  • Project Value:
    £250,000,000

  • Services Provided:
    Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services

  • Added Value:
    The site forms part of the Ansty Park Development within the boundaries of Rugby Borough Council. The site, a former Aerodrome, underwent remediation to remove the runway, ground and buried fuel tanks and former Blister Huts. CWA worked closely with the Masterplanning Consultants to optimise the performance of the proposed on-site surface water attenuation system in conjunction with the existing infrastructure ponds and swales. Specialist advice was sought from the attenuation media and flow control supplier, to minimise storage of surface water resulting in reduced excavation and cost. The site was subject to further ground re-profiling, along with vibro treatment and lime stabilization to achieve further cost savings.

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    London Taxi Company, Ansty Park, Coventry
Description

The facility will be responsible for the production of the new hybrid powered taxi, followed shortly after by a full eco-friendly electric version.

Keeping in with the eco-friendly criteria of the product being assembled at the facility, the building itself had to be as eco-friendly as possible and therefore one of many eco-friendly products used was the addition of PV panels across the entire roof area of the production area.

Foundations were mass and reinforced concrete bases on vibro treated improved ground.

The use of lime and cement stablization and vibro treated ground also enabled a ground bearing slab to be adopted, resulting in considerable cost savings.
The drainage strategy included a ‘on site’ surface water attenuation system that was designed to facilitate and include for using the infrastructure ponds and swales that existed on the site prior to the development being built.

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