Bison receives seven-figure precast concrete order for Southampton vehicle terminal extension

Bison Manufacturing has secured a substantial order for its market leading precast concrete units to be used in the extension of one of the Port of Southampton’s vehicle handling terminals.

Bison’s appointment by main contractor Morgan Sindall to supply 56,000m² of its 150mm deep Hollowcore units comes two years after the manufacturer was initially brought on board to provide materials for use in the facility’s construction.

Selected due to Bison’s proven ability to provide high quality units to tight tolerances and with mechanically inserted lifting hooks, the slabs will be delivered to the site from summer until December 2015.

Meeting European Standard EN 206-1:2000 exposure class XS1, the units are certified as suitable for use in areas where they will be exposed to airborne salt, making them ideal for installation in coastal areas.

Paul Finch, Morgan Sindall contracts manager, said:

“Having worked with Bison during the terminal’s initial construction, we were aware of the company’s ability to manufacture and deliver high quality units in line with construction time frames. In using Bison units for the extension works we’re confident that the same advantages will also be provided for this project.”

Mike Nelson, Sales and Commercial Manager at Bison added:

“We are proud to have been appointed to this large scale extension project.”

“By once again choosing to use Bison products, Morgan Sindall and Associated British Ports (ABP) have shown their faith in our production quality and delivery processes. The inclusion of cast-in lifting hooks will simplify installation and help to ensure that on-site safety is maximised.”

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