Caunton Engineering were awarded the contract for the structural steelwork for a new £44 million office and manufacturing facility by main contactor Winvic Construction. The project is for renowned international aerospace, defence and energy engineering group Meggitt. It is being developed by joint venture Manse Opus, a collaboration between Manse and Opus Land. The 490,000 sq. ft. building at Ansty Park near Coventry is reported in the press as representing one of the largest industrial projects in the Midlands in more than a decade. It will see Meggitt centralise its operations at Ansty Park as part of a reported £130m investment. The Meggitt facility forms just part of the development on the former Rolls-Royce site, which will be known as Prospero. It will be used as a manufacturing and test facility as well as the company’s global headquarters.
The structural steelwork comprises a four span portal framework of over 1700te and is designed by Caunton’s technical team. Caunton had previously worked on this site when providing steelwork for the London Taxi Company’s assembly plant contract in 2015, and again for Winvic Construction - for more information please see Caunton website news 15 September 2015.