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Tate Consulting Appointed By Hachette UK

Tate Consulting has been appointed by book publishers, Hachette, to provide MEP and sprinkler design services for their new 280,000 sq ft automated distribution centre, to be built in Didcot, Oxfordshire, near the site of their existing Bookpoint distribution centre.

The new facility includes warehouse 2 mezzanine levels and offices and work is anticipated to start later in 2016 with completion in 2017. 

Tate Consulting Completes Project for Euro Car Parts

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Tate Consulting’s has just completed work for Euro Car Parts (ECP) on its new 778,000 sq ft distribution warehouse at Birch Coppice Business Park near Tamworth.

Tate Consulting was appointed by ECP in September 2014 to provide Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Engineering services for its new fully automated distribution warehouse, and the new facility includes 47,500 sq ft of offices alongside four-level access doors and 64 dock doors.

The new ECP facility is intended to stock over 150,000 different product lines and dispatch over 200,000 items each night to the branch network.



Tate Consulting appointed at Royal Wharf Docks

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Tate Consulting have been appointed to provide full MEP design services for phase 2B of Ballymore Group and Oxley’s riverside development in Royal Wharf Docks, London. 

Tate Consulting are providing a detailed MEP design service in BIM and are working closely with architects WCEC, structural engineers OCSC and contractor Roundstone, in coordinating the design of this phase of the development, which has a planned completion date of December 2017.   

Phase 2B of the development includes 958 apartments, 12 town houses, retail and leisure space and is part of the larger development of 3,300 properties on the 40 acre site due to house around  10,000 new residents.  The Royal Wharf development will be almost 45% public open space and includes a riverfront promenade, leisure facilities and retail space.



Tate Appointed for Bretton Hall Re-Development


Tate Consulting has been appointed by Rushbond plc to provide Mechanical & Electrical design services (M&E) for the development and refurbishment of Bretton Hall Estate, near Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

Bretton Hall is a Grade II listed building and provides the opportunity to create a new hospitality, conference, wedding and event venue, strategically located between Leeds and Sheffield, within the City of Wakefield.

Rushbond is working in partnership with the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, for the re-use and re-development of the Bretton Hall Estate which involves the creation of a luxury hotel alongside new workspace and office accommodation within a mix of new and also refurbished buildings.

Tate Consulting is initially providing infrastructure design and master planning services followed by M&E design services for the reburbishment of the hall and associated buildings and the planned new buildings to be built on the estate.

First Of Two New Asda Home Shopping Centres Nears Completion

Tate Consulting are providing mechanical, electrical and fire engineering services for two brand new fully automated home shopping centres for Asda, with the first at Heston west London, due for practical completion in April. The Heston home shopping centre, is a 120,000 sq ft facility and will supply fresh, chilled and frozen produce to Asda customers.

Tate Consulting managed the design and coordination of the installation of all mechanical and electrical services, the insulated structure (white wall) and refrigeration and the sprinklers and fire systems. The automation system was supplied by logistics specialists TGW and Tate Consulting worked closely with them, to ensure the successful integration with the building services.

The other home shopping centre at Dartford, Kent is due for practical completion in December.

Tate Consulting appointed for new 1 million sq ft Automated Distribution Centre for Euro Car Parts

Tate Consulting has been appointed by Euro Car Parts to provide consulting services for its’ new 1 million sq. ft. Automated Distribution Centre at the 400 acre Birch Coppice Business Park in Dordon, near Tamworth.

Tate Consulting are providing the heating, electrical, ventilation, fire, sprinkler and MHE design services for the facility which is due for practical completion in January 2016.  Once completed, the new distribution centre will comprise 47,500 sq.ft. of offices, 720,000 sq.ft. of warehousing space and over 228,000 sq.ft. of mezzanine space.

Situated in Dordon at Junction 10 of the M42, the new facility, one of the largest in the West Midlands, will stock over 150,000 different product lines and despatch over 200,000 items each night to the Euro Parts branch network.

Tate Consulting appointed for Rolls Royce’s new Technology and Logistics Centre at Oldlands Farm Business Park

Tate Consulting has been selected by Bericote Properties to provide consulting engineering services for a new 323,000 sq ft technology and logistics centre for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

The new facility is located at Oldlands Farm Business Park on the northern edge of Bognor Regis, which is close to the Rolls Royce factory in Goodwood. Construction is due to take 48 weeks to complete and Tate Consulting are providing consulting services for the mechanical, electrical and fire engineering aspects of the project.

Tate Consulting was chosen by property developer, Bericote Properties to provide the mechanical, electrical and fire engineering services and has a long standing relationship with the developer.  Amongst its’ recent work with Bericote, Tate Consulting provided consulting engineering services on Asda Walmart’s £100 million 525,000 sq. ft. automated distribution unit in Warrington, completed in July 2014 and its’ £50 million 450,000 sq. ft. chilled distribution unit in Bristol, completed in early 2014.


Tate Consulting appointed as Building Services & Sustainability Engineers for Angel Gardens at Noma Manchester

Tate Consulting have been appointed as Building Services & Sustainability Engineers for the Angel Gardens development at Noma Manchester.

Angel Gardens is a landmark residential scheme of over 450 one, two and three bedroom apartments, part of the £800 million, 20 acre, Noma mixed-use development. Located at the corner of Miller Street and Rochdale Road in Manchester, the development is led by Moda Living, a joint venture between Caddick Group and Generate Land.

The first designs for the development have been made available for public consultation, and the target date for start on site is early summer 2015 with the first properties ready for occupation in 2017.

Jim Lee, Director at Tate Consulting said, “We are excited to be working with Moda Living on this development.   The whole project team have been working really well together and we are very excited at playing a part in the development of what will be a landmark building for the Manchester skyline.”

One of the main challenges in the design has been to incorporate low carbon, sustainable heating designs that meet Manchester City Council’s Core Strategy Policies and achieve level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH). The goal has been to reduce energy consumption and associated carbon dioxide emissions whilst minimising site distribution and reducing the use of valuable communal space. This saves costs and maximises the overall value of the development.

Tony Brooks, director of Moda Living, said, “We believe that this is the best residential site in the UK outside of London and the perfect opportunity to launch our brand, which we intend to make the new benchmark for the regional private rented sector and the flagship project for Moda Living.” Commenting on Tate Consulting’s role he added, “I regard Tate Consulting as an excellent choice for M&E consultancy. On this development, their highly commercial design approach is providing opportunities for us to save substantial sums of money, and is in marked contrast to other consultants that we have used in the past.”


Tate Consulting deliver zero carbon ventilation system at Asda’s latest Automated Distribution Centre

Tate Consulting have worked with Asda Wal-Mart and Developers Bericote to overcome common challenges of high internal heat gains from process equipment, in this brand new 500,000 sq ft development in Warrington.  Through detailed thermal simulation modelling, Tate Consulting have been able to design and implement a totally passive natural ventilation system, which will overcome temperature increases caused by the facility’s automation equipment.  This innovative zero carbon measure uses louvers in the roof and walls controlled by the facility’s building management system (BMS) and is the first installation of it’s kind in Asda’s new breed of distribution centres.

The development in Warrington, the first at Omega South, is due to be completed in July 2014 and contains a number of other sustainable features including photovoltaic panels, high efficiency lighting controlled by movement sensors, LED external lighting and low water consuming sanitary fittings.

It is the next development in the line of a number of low carbon distribution and warehousing developments that Tate Consulting have designed for Asda Wal-Mart, with most recent examples including the £41m distribution facility in Rochdale, which recently achieved a Design Award with Rochdale Borough Council for it’s sustainability achievements.  Tate Consulting has worked with Asda for over a decade, advising the supermarket giant on how to meet its target to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2015, as well as delivering core consulting engineering services.

Shane Tate, of Tate Consulting, said: “Our latest low carbon solution for Asda overcomes a common problem in automated facilities. Whilst traditionally they would either overheat or require cooling, we have managed to design a system which is natural and zero carbon. This initiative is commonly used in office or education developments but is rarely used in industrial buildings of this size and type.  This new approach highlights our mission to make new and existing buildings as simple and as energy efficient as possible. We take a strategic approach to design out energy intensive and expensive equipment, saving costs for our clients not only in upfront capital expenditure but also in ongoing maintenance”.

 Andy Walker, Engineering Manager at Asda Logistics Services, said “We set Tate Consulting a difficult low carbon challenge and are delighted with this new solution, which will be rolled out to future facilities.  This innovative natural ventilation measure is the next step in Asda’s low carbon journey and seeks to address our mission to both drive down carbon emissions but also ensure that internal conditions are comfortable for our staff.  Yet again Tate Consulting has helped us to set a precedent for low carbon design in the industry.”

Tate Consulting appointed to work on The Core, Aberdeen

Tate Consulting has been appointed to provide integrated engineering services for the development of three bespoke offices, workshops and warehouses (plots 11, 12a and 12b) at The Core, Aberdeen.

The CORE Business Park, a 100 acre site will accommodate over 1.5 millon sq ft of offices, industrial and distribution space and lies within Scotland’s Energetica Corridor, a joint initiative involving Scottish Enterprise and Aberdeen City and Shire, which stretches from the city of Aberdeen to Peterhead.   It is a prominent location, close to the city, the harbour, the airport and the new Western peripheral road link.

The Core is intended to become a major hub for the energy sector and the aim is to make the business park one of the most energy efficient business communities in the UK.

The units being constructed in The CORE will incorporate the latest renewable technologies into buildings that will be EPC A rated, BREEAM Excellent buildings which will significantly reduce running costs and future-proof the buildings.