We were appointed by St Francis Group, who worked in partnership with Marcol, for the development of a manufacturing centre of excellence on behalf of GKN Aerospace.

The new state-of-the art facility is located at the successful ‘Horizon-38’; a mixed-use development site fronting onto the A38 in Filton, North Bristol. St Francis Group acquired the former Rolls-Royce site as part of a joint venture in 2015, which has since grown into nearly 500,000 st ft of new warehouse space, trade counters and new village hotel.

The £32M Global Technology Centre for GKN covers an impressive 110,000 sq ft, including over 40,000 sq ft of office accommodation spread over four floors and over 67,000 sq ft of high-quality research and development areas, with the total plot spanning 7.3 acres.

Firstly, we provided full Building Control services on the new build shell of this large building, and then following the handover, we were also appointed by our long-standing client, Interaction, to oversee the Building Regulations compliance on the office fit out works they carried out internally.

“It was a pleasure to be involved in the construction of this centre of excellence workspace, from the initial shell works through to the internal fit out, working collaboratively and successfully with other construction professionals to achieve a high-quality impressive finish.”

John Lynch, Regional Surveying Manager

We have extensive experience in industrial and office fit out projects of all sizes, to speak to one of our team about upcoming projects or advice contact us on 01275 848228 or visit our website to get a quote, www.cookbrown.co.uk.