We are highly experienced in the development and design of some of the most functionally demanding buildings in the scientific research, industrial, logistics, distribution and manufacturing sectors.

Our extensive portfolio includes state of the art manufacturing units, research facilities, laboratories, datacentres and logistics hubs.

We deliver bespoke and adaptable design solutions across all engineering and environmental consultancy disciplines. We’re proud to be supporting some of the most important manufacturing and industrial schemes in the UK, including Siemens Gamesa’s Hull wind turbine blade manufacturing facility, the world class Resource Recovery Facility in London’s Edmonton and the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland.

We focus on minimising the environmental impact of developments, whilst meeting all project demands through the delivery of efficient, highly sustainable solutions. Our schemes strive to incorporate efficient modern methods of construction such as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA). Internal environmental control is often critical, and our experts tailor their designs to suit the lighting, power, water, humidity control, ventilation and cooling requirements of each facility.

Our diverse team undertake everything from initial pre-acquisition advice to baseline technical studies and assessments to support a planning application. We will guide you on site selection, providing expert advice on utilities communications, air quality and noise, ecology, transport, travel, sustainable drainage and BREEAM targeting.

We help deliver unique, future oriented facilities which foster growth and advancement. We benchmark our industrial clients’ activities against both the NASA Technology Readiness scales and the requirements of the Council for Protection of National Infrastructure to ensure we understand and cater for the varying needs and demands of production, development and logistics. Our highly creative engineering capabilities compliment the industrial design process and provide the sector with best in class built environments which inspire colleagues, clients and customers.

“KSP are always striving to innovate and drive sustainability-led solutions on all of our developments. Waterman’s advice has been instrumental in guiding us on this journey. They consistently provide practical, robust and affordable design solutions for our industrial developments that not only set exemplary industry benchmarks, but are integral in reducing the carbon footprint of our portfolio.”

Trudy Revell, Development Manager, KSP

Featured Project

Siemens Gamesa’s wind turbine blade manufacturing facility, Hull doubling in size through the addition of two new buildings, enabling the production of larger, more efficient blades.

Covering 42,000 sqm, the new £82m units will accommodate the manufacture of next-generation offshore wind turbine blades, which will see this become the largest facility of its kind in the UK. Providing a welcome employment boost for the region, the expansion will also add 200 new jobs to the 1,000-strong workforce already employed at the site.

Having delivered structural and environmental consultancy services for the existing 36,000 sqm facility, completed in 2016, Waterman’s team once again teamed-up with contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick, to provide civil, structural, M&E, environmental and health and safety consultancy services for the new buildings.

Working closely with architects, Race Cottam Associates, our specialists delivered the structural design for the scheme. Ensuring the steelwork incorporated 40m clear spans with a working height of 18m and substantial load-bearing capability, the design was carefully considered to accommodate the gantry and console cranes utilised during the wind turbine blade manufacturing process.

Controlling internal environmental conditions is critical to allow Siemens Gamesa to produce turbine blades with a high degree of accuracy and consistency, and our mechanical and electrical team designed services for lighting, power, water, humidity control, ventilation and cooling for the new facility, in addition to upgrades and replacements of the mechanical services for the existing facility.

With sustainability a key theme of the development, our designs focused on minimising waste whilst prioritising both energy and carbon efficiency.

Completion is scheduled for May 2023.


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