Forterra Desford Brickworks Facility – Civil and Structural Engineering Design

SECTOR: Industrial
SECTOR: Structural Engineering

Project Summary

JPP Consulting

JPP was in charge of delivering the civil and structural engineering design of Forterra’s new Desford factory in Leicestershire which, officially opened in May 2023. Once at full capacity, the Desford factory will be able to manufacture 180 million bricks per annum, enough to produce 25,000 homes and provide customers with an additional 120 million domestically produced bricks compared to the old factory’s previous output.  The Desford factory is the biggest, most efficient brick factory in Europe.  For more information on this projects, go to https://www.insidermedia.com/news/midlands/forterra-opens-new-desford-factory

Our team provided engineering and consulting advice to Forterra as they progressed the multi-million-pound state of the art plant to be integrated into this new operation, where coordination and clear communication lines were key.

JPP were involved from the very concept of the scheme assisting with potential site layouts and advising on key engineering matters such as the complex mix of ground conditions and how to phase a staged demolition and new build construction on the site, to maximise production continuity.

Structural Engineering works included interfacing with large site lagoons, construction of clay preparation buildings, conveyors, 30m tall chimney stacks, scrubbers, extensive external storage yards and at the heart of the scheme the 200m x 90m new main product building. This building will house 3 separate heavy crane systems, horizontal kiln lines and associated plant, a phased demolition / temporary works scheme was required over the construction period.

JPP’s role also included pre-planning, temporary works design, civil, structural, and architectural support.

Images credit – Forterra



Gallery

JPP Consulting

Browse the project images by clicking through the gallery below -



News Feed
Cover for JPP
216
JPP

JPP

JPP is a dynamic, modern, multi-discipline construction consultancy.

3 days ago

JPP
JPP SERVICESOur teams of Civil and Structural Engineers, Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Consultants, Development Planners and Land & Building Surveyors work seamlessly to collaborate and integrate design information into a streamlined process. Our unique range of services offers our clients, and their projects, the ability to benefit from our wide range of specialists, helping to bring sustainable, affordable and award-winning projects to life from the ground up. #ConstructionConsultancy #InfrastructureDesign #StructuralEngineering#GeotechnicalandEnvironmental #Surveying #DevelopmentPlanning #ProfessionalAdvice#Engineering #Experience #Innovation #JPPGroup #Northamptonshire #MiltonKeynes #Poole ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

6 days ago

JPP
APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY!JPP Consulting are seeking an ambitious and motivated Junior Civil Engineering Technician to support our Civil Engineering team, based in Milton Keynes. The position is geared towards proactive, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a dynamic team.This is a fantastic opportunity for a school/college leaver to progress their career with an Apprenticeship on offer with full training and support to enable the successful candidate to excel in a career in Civil Engineering.Visit our website at buff.ly/3EF4UfK to find out more about this vacancy.#apprenticeship #engineering #technician #learnonthejob ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Contact Us   FacebookTwitterLinkedIn Grand Union Works
Whilton Locks
Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN11 2NH
Phone: 01604 781811
Email: Click to email

Unit B2A, Denbigh Business Centre
23 First Avenue
Denbigh, Milton Keynes
MK1 1DN
Phone: 01908 889433
Email: Click to email

Suite 8, Branksome Park House
Branksome Business Park
Bourne Valley Road
Poole, Dorset
BH12 1ED
Phone: 01202 540888
Email: Click to email