Rolls-Royce PCO Extension, Derby

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Frank Shaw Associates

Factory extension for Rolls-Royce to their Primary Components Operations Building. 

Rolls-Royce submitted plans for a factory expansion at their nuclear division in Derby which would create 80 new jobs and safeguard 760 highly skilled jobs. The Raynesway site – which has played a key part in the production and maintenance of the UK’s nuclear deterrent for more than 50 years – had around 3,000 employees prior to the extension.

The company submitted plans to add onto its Primary Component Operations (PCO) building at its Raynesway site, which makes reactor cores for the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.

Derby City Council gave the go-ahead to extend the building by almost 50,000ft2 and McLaughlin & Harvey were appointed to carry out the works.

We were also responsible for constructing a four-storey office building, which would contain 400 work stations and add 200 parking spaces at the site.

and new office

McLaughlin & Harvey drew upon their previous partnering, industrial and Rolls-Royce Fleet Support Facility experience to construct a world-class, state-of-the-art PCO Extension and office building.

The works included the construction of a new high-quality, four-storey, 400-desk office building to enable Raynesway staff who were working at site D at Rolls-Royce Sinfin to relocate back to Raynesway and remove the need for travel between the two sites.

McLaughlin & Harvey were also responsible for the construction of a business-critical, state-of-the-art PCO factory extension to provide much-needed floor space, metallurgy labs and 30ton/50ton cranes. Provision of the mezzanine floor would support the ventilation and conditioning requirements of the PCO Extension and metallurgy labs.

One of the key objectives McLaughlin & Harvey was keen to target was ensuring the minimal amount of disruption to existing Rolls-Royce operations and staff by providing a seamless link between the existing facility and the extension

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