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gFT visit Laing O'Rourke's Explore Industrial Park

last modified Feb 19, 2015 10:38 AM

Friday 13th February, the gFT group visited Explore Industrial Park in Steetley, the new Laing O'Rourke manufacturing facility.

The visit was hosted by Alan Clucas (director of Explore Industrial Park), Michael Pelken (Architectural Leader, Technology and Innovation) and Michele Sauchelli (Innovation Project Manager), who showed Laing O'Rourke's design for manufacturing approach to building construction. The Park aims to increase the level of prefabrication and modularization, therefore enhancing the quality and safety of the construction process.

The group had the opportunity to see the Park's manufacturing facilities in operation. The Park is divided into different dedicated zones: from areas set up for highly automated processes, with higher productivity and standardisation, to zones catering for automated processes but allowing bespoke solutions.