Kirklees Vehicle Services Workshop

A safe harbour for the council fleet

Kirklees Council required a new vehicle services workshop, providing badly-needed maintenance and repair facilities for their fleet.

From the smallest van to the largest refuse collection wagon, this substantial new build facility accommodates the council’s entire range of service vehicles. The workshop area itself incorporates extensive services provision at each vehicle bay position, a light goods MOT area and two fully accessible maintenance pits. Ancillary offices and staff welfare facilities are housed within the same building.

From bid to completion, we partnered with ISG; them as main contractor and us as design and build consultant.

As is often the case, in such builds, the fleet’s operations had to continue non-stop throughout the construction period, resulting in a highly complex programme and a phased development over 18 months. The steeply sloping site provided another challenge, requiring detailed phasing studies to be developed in collaboration with the client, contractor and CDM co-ordinator.

Overall, our design proposals added value in construction buildability, efficient space planning, alternative sustainable design solutions and material specifications.

Client:Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Contractor:ISG Regions
Service: Architecture
Sector: Industrial and Distribution