Client: Prysmian Cables and Systems
Architect: TKL Architects
Structural Engineer : R J Watkinson
Project Manager: TKL Architects
Completion: May 2012
Value: £1.058m

This was a particularly difficult project, extending an existing test laboratory situated in the middle of a testing and manufacturing facility upwards 8m. With a finished height in excess of 20m, less than 1km away from Southampton Airport and on the flightpath, we had to obtain licences for the use of the cranes to extend the steel frame upward and then to clad the roof and walls.

Prysmian was a very fast project for something so complex, the completion date being driven by the installation of testing equipment for the cables that are manufactured in the plant.