Due to increased demand Advanced Dynamics Ltd, the Bradford based specialist supplier of fully integrated and bespoke feeding systems, labelling equipment and wrapping machinery contacted a selection of companies in Yorkshire with a potential mezzanine project. One of the companies contacted was Leeds based Avanta UK Ltd who were ultimately successful in tendering for the project. The tender process was based on various factors including: –
- Ability to carry out the project to deadlines
- Experience and portfolio of similar works
- Competitive pricing
- Innovative design
Avanta UK Ltd initially supplied 3D drawings to allow the client to “visualise” the scheme (often difficult to understand on standard two dimensional autocad drawings). A final design was settled upon which was a 170 square metre 1 hour fire rated mezzanine floor into Advanced Dynamics premises on the 606 Industrial Estate in Bradford. The finished floor level is 3.4m high as part of the floor needed to be built over offices. Access is via a 1200mm clear width staircase with full width mid landing. 1 hour fire protection works included encasing steel columns in fire retardant column casings, fitting a suspended ceiling to the under side of the mezzanine and fitting a fascia to the front edge.
The mezzanine had to be fire rated because an area of the floor was for office use. As the client required the ability to load large and awkward products onto the floor Avanta also supplied and installed a special gas hinged pallet gate providing an opening of 3mtrs.
The offices on the mezzanine were created with solid and half glazed 600 series slimline office partitioning and suspended ceilings. In the downstairs existing offices and boardroom Avanta replaced the suspended ceilings and upgraded the lighting. Avanta also supplied and installed all lighting, electrics including CAT 5 requirements and smoke protection.
The final elements of the turn key project was to supply and build up a selection of office and board room furniture including desks, pedestals, cabinets and meeting table. The mezzanine deck was finished with a 7mm thick grey anti-slip interlocking floor tile to the work area and carpet tiles to the offices.
Malcolm Little, Managing Director, Advanced Dynamics commented, “You know that feeling you get when a project exceeds all expectations? Well that is what Avanta achieved for me with the new mezzanine, office and board room. They have transformed our working environment to budget, on time, with a friendly, helpful and courteous team on site at all times. Thanks to all at Avanta”
Mark Davison, Project Sales, Avanta commented “We are always pleased to carry out turn key projects and it is always pleasing to see a project from initial designs on screen to the realisation of the project”