New press hall process and manufacturing facility located at Swindon, on the site of the previous press hall and logistics area.


BIM Consultancy


Undisclosed Automotive
12,880 m2 GIA
Industrial & Manufacturing
BIM Consultancy

The press equipment to the centre of the building is located above a 5m deep secant piled basement designed to remove scrap metal from the process via a conveyor belt system depositing into vehicles situated within the scrap hall. The process is loud and special measures have been taken to reduce the acoustic transmission through the external fabric of the building. The remaining space within the main press hall houses the die-cast equipment storage requiring a floor load of 150kN, a delivery area and process storage area.


Replacement Press Hall Phase-1 includes:

  • Press Hall, for 6-stage press unit 
  • 55 tonne crane and high level access
  • Basement conveyor system
  • Scrap disposal building including service rooms 
  • Modular office building 
  • Supporting roads and paths, traffic concept 
  • Infrastructure connections, sprinkler tank
  • Building Length: 217m, Building Height (max): 25m

maber were appointed as Lead Designer, Architect & Landscape Architect to deliver the building and site arrangement. This included delivery to BIM level 2 for all disciplines and compliance with the Client’s delivery standards, providing them with a fully coordinated virtual model that can be interrogated and integrated into the Client’s third party facilities management software.


During the course of the project the team were required to produce; information in line with the Task Information Delivery Plan, weekly coordination models in line with the BIM Execution Plan and weekly clash avoidance reports. 

The team worked closely with the Client to establish a key understanding of their production requirements, site logistics, internal building process line logistics journey, building services requirements and ultimately design the facility to match their specific performance criteria.


As Lead Consultant maber were responsible for coordinating all Consultant and sub-contractor information during the course of the project, resolving Building Control certification, compliance with fire strategy and building insurer requirements as well as communication with David Lock Associates (client planning consultant) and the Local Planning Authority to ensure a smooth Construction process and overall statutory compliance.


As well as delivering the proposed facility, maber were also tasked with providing a design that could integrate possible future expansions such as a duplicate press hall adjacent to the building, new baler building with conveyor extensions, and connections for a new logistics hall to the north of the phase-1 hall.