Partek were engaged by BAE Systems to construct the new JSF Titanium Machining Facility at Edinburgh Parks. The single level 1200m2 facility stands approximately 12.5 metres in height and contains a titanium milling machine which was constructed in Switzerland. The machine itself is only the second of its kind in the world and the titanium components created by this machine will be used on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) jet wings.
The specialised footing for the machine is 18m long x 12.2m wide x 2.0m deep and contains close to 500m3 of special grade concrete along with 23 tonnes of steel reinforcement. The steel structure comprises of 1m wide columns and 0.9m wide rafters which allows the building to have a clear span of 34m with no internal columns supports.
The building is cladded using colour bond custom orb cladding and is temperature controlled by an elaborate mechanical system setup.
Architect: IA Design
Architect: Tesseract International
Architect: Studio Nine Architects
Architect: Edge Architects
Architect: Brown Falconer
Architect: Cheesman Architects
“The attention to detail and the flexibility across the project was evident as no challenge along the way was too difficult to overcome. Overall the final product was first class, the project was completed on time and on budget.”
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