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Successful completion of building works for FMC Agro

RCL Construction have undertaken a range of building works and office fit out services for FMC Agro in order that their offices were updated and refurbished to the very highest standard.

Based in Deeside, UK, FMC Agro’s state-of-the-art manufacturing and filling plant is supported by world-class formulation development facilities, as well as a well-equipped quality control laboratory. This ensures they produce advanced products to the very highest standards.

RCL Construction complete refurbishments and building works at NTS Cannock

RCL Construction has undertaken building works for NTS at various locations including Cannock.

National Tyres and Autocare is an independent tyre and automotive parts retailer based in Stockport in Greater Manchester, England.

The successful works included:

  • Installing new Aco channel drainage

  • Laying new tarmac to carpark

  • Install low-level hooped barriers

  • Install new gates

  • Roof repairs

  • Installing new staff kitchen

  • Staff washroom

  • Install new reception counter

  • Suspended ceiling

  • Vinyl flooring

  • Replace lighting

  • Decoration throughout including painting workshop floor

Chester City Walls – historic monument receives new steps!

Chester City Walls construction project

RCL Construction were commissioned to build steps from the Roman City walls leading to the Chester Cathedral Falconry centre and Deans garden.

Planning and listed building consent were required for the oak and metal mesh staircase as well as scheduled ancient monument consent from Historic England. That’s because this section of the walls is a scheduled monument and grade I listed.

The steps also sit on the Abbey Green Roman site, which is also a scheduled monument due to its archaeological significance, as the site was once home to the vast barrack blocks which housed the Roman soldiers of fortress Deva, the largest Roman fortress in Britain. The area is currently the subject of a community archaeology project.

Due to the significance of the walls, the design of the stairs is free-standing, with no means of support from the walls. And because of the importance of the Roman remains, the design minimises the requirement to excavate for foundations.

London Road Fire Station Manchester – Building works

London Road Fire Station was opened in 1906. It cost £142,000 to build and was built by J. Gerrard and Sons of Swinton. It has been a Grade 2 listed building since 1974.

In addition to a fire station, the building housed a police station, an ambulance station, a bank, a coroner’s court, and a gas-meter testing station. The fire station operated for eighty years, housing the firemen, their families, and the horse-drawn appliances that were replaced by motorised vehicles a few years after its opening. It was visited by royalty in 1942, in recognition of the brigade’s wartime efforts. After the war it became a training centre and in 1952 became the first centre equipped to record emergency calls. However, the fire station became expensive to maintain and after council reorganisation decline set in.

The fire station closed in 1986, since when it has been largely unused despite several redevelopment proposals. It was placed on English Heritage’s Buildings at Risk Register in 2001 and in 2010 Manchester City Council served a compulsory purchase order on the fire station’s owner, Brittania Hotels. Britannia announced in 2015 their intention to sell the building opening up the possibility of redevelopment after nearly 30 years of dereliction.

London Road Fire Station was put on the market on 1 May 2015 . Allied London acquired the firestation on 16 November 2015

RCL Construction has undertaken significant works at the premises including:

  • the installing of steel props to support the engine room floor from the basement and
  • designing and installing support scaffold to support the external walkways in the courtyard at first floor level.

RCL Construction has significant experience of working on historic buildings and if you are looking to undertake work on a listed building do call us today.

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