Airedale-new-factoryUK: The reconstruction of Airedale International’s factory and headquarters in Rawdon, Leeds, began this week.

The new building, which will replace the facilities struck by fire last year, will include manufacturing, a technology centre and administrative facilities will be fully operational in early 2016.

“Whilst the new facility will be broadly similar in footprint to what we had, we have been fortunate in being able to go back to the drawing board to design a facility that is bespoke for our needs,” commented managing director, Clive Parkman.

The internal layout is said to have been redesigned to allow a more logical and efficient flow to operations, with all production and testing sited on a single storey and under one roof. The new facility, which has a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating in recognition of its environmental credentials, will also include a number of other important improvements to meet health & safety, aesthetic and environmental considerations that will benefit both the business as well as local residents. 

Over the last few months work on the site has focused on deconstructing the old buildings and preparing the site in readiness for building work to commence by the appointed contractor, BAM Construct UK Ltd. The business expects a phased relocation back to Rawdon during late 2015 and all departments fully operational from the new facility in early 2016.

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