Construction begins on Airedale's new Leeds facility
Date: 02nd October 2014 | Posted by: Airedale Team | Posted in: Press release
Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, October 2, 2014
Construction work to redevelop Airedale International’s manufacturing, technology centre and administrative facilities in Rawdon, Leeds began this week following the fire last year which saw the business temporarily relocate to a new site off Gelderd Lane (A62), just two miles from Leeds City Centre.
According to Managing Director, Clive Parkman: “Whilst the new facility will be broadly similar in footprint to what we had, we have been fortunate in being able to go back to the drawing board to design a facility that is bespoke for our needs.”
The internal layout has been redesigned to allow a more logical and efficient flow to operations, with all production and testing sited on a single storey and under one roof. The new facility, which has a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating in recognition of its environmental credentials, will also include a number of other important improvements to meet health & safety, aesthetic and environmental considerations that will benefit both the business as well as local residents.
Over the last few months work on the site has focused on deconstructing the old buildings and preparing the site in readiness for building work to commence by the appointed contractor, BAM Construct UK Ltd. The business expects a phased relocation back to Rawdon during late 2015 and all departments fully operational from the new facility in early 2016.
To view a live camera and month by month recording of the redevelopment works click here