A distinguishing feature of the Aldi store plan is the 1,899 square metre footprint of which 1,315 square meters is retail space, utilising seven 24 metre trusses from side to side to produce a clear and open shop floor.
This store formed part of a framework agreement secured through a collaborative partnership with Owen Associates and Aldi Stores to facilitate Aldi’s expansion plans throughout the UK.
Hayes E&C Ltd were required to draft, fabricate, paint and erect 66.8 tonnes of structural steel to plan, sequence and cost. This included all steel portal frame structural steelwork, along with all secondary steelwork to facilitate the fixing of the new cladding.
Hayes E&C Ltd had one erection team on site for 2 weeks, finishing the project in June 2021.
Using StruCad software, Hayes Engineering was able to model and deliver the entire project to BIM level 2.
The IFC Models created by Hayes Engineering were used to create accurate 2D General
Arrangement drawings for comment by Owen Associates, Structural Engineers, Architects and clash detection by other sub-contractors such as Cladders.
Once approved, Hayes Engineering were able to fabricate and erect to completion within a seven week window. The project was manufactured to execution level 2.
Hayes Engineering has delivered over 40 Aldi Stores structures through this framework to date, as a result of effective partnership with the client, timely delivery and a demonstratable record of high-quality fabrication and erection.