Design & Build


1185 Tonne

Scope of work: Steelwork including trusses and overhead crane support to Execution Class 3

The brief

Client - GMI Construction

Phase 1 of the Goole Train Manufacturing Facility comprises several large single storey buildings covering the various build stages of locomotives, as well as a dedicated office/welfare building, and a number of substation houses. The two largest buildings are the Commissioning Building and the Final Assembly Building. The Commission Building's far end has a number of overhead travelling cranes and tight deflection criteria. The Final Assembly Building uses large trusses in place of traditional valley beams to minimise internal columns.

The approach

The larger sheds were designed as fully elastic and limited to first order design. This was a client stipulation to give additional confidence in the deflection results, as the operation of the cranes were of paramount importance.

The outcome

We successfully designed each of the buildings to an extremely tight set of deadlines, whilst including client changes throughout the process. The approach was so successful that we were engaged to build the second phase before the first was even completed.

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Working with Hambleton Steel on Manchester City Campus College was an enjoyable experience for ourselves and the wider design team. Hambleton brought their knowledge and skill by collaboratively working with the whole team from RIBA Stages 2/3 until completion by problem solving, giving advise on buildability and bringing efficiencies to the design to ensure it maintained within budget.

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Latifah McIntosh

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They’ve done a cracking job on here for us and I personally would have no hesitation in using them again.

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Lee Hughes - Vinci

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Pleasure working with you and your team, and great turnround on the scheme and a good finished product with no major issues on site along with a final account agreed, cant do much better than that. Happy to put you forward where we can and would definitely work with yourselves again.

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Peter Dodd, Vinci

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From a design point of view, very happy with the design process. Jack and team were proactive throughout and the securing of the steel at that time was also extremely proactive of HSL.

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Barry Landrum - Vinci

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