Comprehensive solutions suite by Tata Steel at Port Talbot
The new Engineering Stores, Visitor Centre and Training Facility at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot Works feature building envelope solutions, including 10,000m2 of Trisomet® 333 System insulated roof panels and 8,500m2 of Trimapanel® insulated wall panels. A further 2,680m2 of ComFlor® composite floor decking were also installed.
Both the Visitor Centre and Stores Building were delivered to a BREEAM Outstanding rating and the Training Centre has achieved BREEAM Excellent status. The project has also been registered with Constructing Excellence Wales as an Exemplar Project, the purpose of which is to deliver a project worthy of being copied by others in the industry.
Working closely with the Welsh Government and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Tata Steel has completed the £12.3million project, providing new facilities alongside the new Peripheral Distributor Road.
Three modern, attractive, functional and high-technology units have been created at the main entrance to the 16 square kilometre steel site, all using Tata Steel’s own products.
The Stores Building has been built to centrally manage and distribute supplies of all spares for the site. It is a high bay 240m long x 40m wide facility, complete with over head craneage to one half of the building and high racking systems and carousel units to the other half. The building also accommodates 3 storey administration/office areas for the processing of the products in storage.
The Training Centre facility will allow the on-site training of apprentices and craftsmen from many Tata Steel businesses across South Wales.
It provides apprentice workshop based training for tasks such as welding, crane usage, plant-specific training etc. There is also a number of office based classrooms used for practical demonstration and debriefing.
The 40m x 40m building also houses a conference centre, which accommodates up to 150 people and caters for Tata Steel’s future conference requirements.
The Visitor Centre has been built in line with the new road layout in order to professionally manage the many thousands of visitors to the site each year.
The Centre will also host site inductions for new starters and contractors. It also contains a heritage centre, induction suite and tactical control room. The heritage centre exhibits information about Tata Steel and new works and products that are being developed within the company. The purpose of the induction suite is to make every new visitor or employee of the site aware of all aspects of safety to adhere to.
The project features over 10,000m2 of Trisomet® 333 System insulated roof panels in Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Sargasso Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in the same finishes was also used for the 8000m2 of Trimapanel® insulated, secret-fix architectural wall and Anthracite.