As the largest town centre livestock market in the country, it is a crucial asset to the regional economy, supporting both the 2,500 farming customers, and 350,000 visitors which make use of the site annually. Morgan Sindall has been selected to deliver the project by Melton Borough Council to construct the new building on the existing site of the 1,000-year-old cattle market.
The existing facilities, especially those for auctioning cattle, are no longer fit for purpose. Replacement pens are required to ensure that the Melton Livestock Market remains safe, competitive and legally compliant with increasingly stringent regulations.
Phase one of the project involved the replacement of the livestock sheds, which will safeguard the livestock for the next 20 years. The new site will now benefit from better safety and improved flow of livestock and visitor traffic into and across the site. Overall, the new facility has provided a more welcoming environment with modern facilities.
Extended the existing roadway into the site to enable demolition works and market trading to continue unhindered for the duration of the project.
Strip and pad foundations were dug on site. Steel mesh installed to reinforce the concrete pads. Lintels and sleeves also constructed in the strip foundations for connections. Bolt Boxes were precisely floated into the concrete pads.
Foul, storm and land drainage was installed on site. Foul drainage was required to be maintained live throughout, to ensure the market could continue to washdown after the sales. Large storm attenuation tanks were installed beneath the carpark and yard slabs. Large diameter storm sewers were diverted out of the building footprint.
Hundreds of sockets were installed beneath the ground floor slab to act as sleeves for the pennage posts to house the animals.
Large areas of carparking and service yardslabs were prepared and laid to falls complete with ACO drainage to provide access for animal hualage and customer parking.
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NNC undertook the groundworks package at the Melton Mowbray Cattle Market. Works ranged from deep drainage diversions & RC foundations to precisely setting out of bolt boxes & pennage sleeves to the underside of the groundfloor slab. All works were planned and executed on programme given due consideration to the “live” project environement we were working on. I would not hesitate to use NNC again.
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